Patriots Among 379 Companies to Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

Robert Kraft’s Patriots came out in support of same-sex marriage Thursday.
Robert Kraft’s Patriots came out in support of same-sex marriage Thursday. –Kyle Terada/USA Today Sports

With Super Bowl XLIX in the rear-view, the Patriots have turned their eyes to their next battle: marriage equality.

The New England Patriots organization was one of 379 corporations and employer organizations to sign a friend-of-the-court, or amicus brief, obtained by The Huffington Post urging the Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage.

“State laws that prohibit or decline to recognize marriages between same-sex couples hamper employer efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce possible in those states,’’ the brief reads, in part. “Our successes depend upon the welfare and morale of all employees, without distinction.’’

Other athletic organizations to sign the brief include the San Francisco Giants and the Tampa Bay Rays.

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h/t – OutSports

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