SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 23: Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the historic California Theater on October 23, 2012 in San Jose, California. Apple is expected to introduce a smaller, less expensive version of the iPad. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Apple, Facebook and other tech companies are joining gay-rights activists lobbying the U.S. Supreme Court to make gay marriage legal across the country.
The justices will hear arguments March 26 on California’s Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that stopped gay marriage in the state, according to Bloomberg News. Previously Apple gave $100,000 to fight Proposition 8, according to AppleInsider.
Other companies such as Intel, Zynga, Xerox and Oracle, have also signed up to help argue in a brief that bans on gay marriage harm the workplace and can hurt recruiting efforts. “No matter how welcoming the corporate culture, it cannot overcome the societal stigma institutionalized by Proposition 8 and similar laws,” the companies will argue.