Corporate America lobbies up in support of same-sex marriage

About a dozen corporations are directly lobbying Capitol Hill for the first time in support of same-sex marriage rights, according to newly released disclosures.

Ten of those companies — including Toyota, Dell, General Mills and tobacco giant Altria — lobbied for the Respect for Marriage Act, legislation that would write same-sex and interracial marriage protections into law. The latest filings, which cover the third quarter of 2022, show corporate America is putting some financial heft behind its increasingly public affiliation with socially liberal causes like marriage rights. They come as conservative leaders have amplified their attacks on corporations that are wading into politics.

But the politics of marriage equality don’t divide so cleanly along partisan lines. Dow Chemical, for example, has tasked the GOP firm Fierce Government Relations with lobbying the Senate on the bill.

Others who have lobbied on the measure include UPS, Procter & Gamble, HP, and TechNet, a trade association whose members include tech giants such as Amazon, Google, and Apple.

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