One ruling overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, the
bill passed in 1996 that ruled same-sex marriages
unconstitutional. The other decision left intact a lower-court
ruling that invalidated California’s Prop. 8 ban on same-sex
Among progressive Silicon Valley tech companies, the reaction was
“Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a
civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions
today,” an Apple spokesman told AllThingsD in a statement.
Google, in typical Google fashion, has had fun with its statement
of support for same-sex couples. Type the word “gay”, “lesbian”,
“transgender” or “bisexual” into Google’s search bar, and the box
quickly morphs into a pride-colored rainbow, a not-so-subtle
showing of celebration.