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Ben & Jerry's joins marriage equality petition sent to Supreme Court

'This amicus puts these corporations on record saying that in addition to this being an issue of civil rights, it complicates the running of our businesses'

Ben & Jerry's joins marriage equality petition sent to Supreme Court

It’s easy to love Ben & Jerry’s. Especially chocolate chip cookie dough.

The company just made its flavors more irresistible. According to the Human Rights Campaign, on 12 September, the ice cream maker announced it joined 30 other companies in an employers amicus brief to the Supreme Court.

The businesses want the highest court in the US to grant review of appeals in cases challenging marriage bans in Virginia, Utah, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, and Indiana.

‘This amicus puts these corporations on record saying that in addition to this being an issue of civil rights, it complicates the running of our businesses,’ Chris Miller, Ben and Jerry’s social mission activism manager, said in a statement on the company website.

‘It creates this really confusing administrative nightmare for companies— from a tax point of view, and from a benefits point of view,’ Miller continued.

GSN loves Ben & Jerry’s. So much so, that right now a certain reporter is going to the store for a pint of chocolate chip cookie dough.


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