Gap Inc. officially jumped on the bandwagon opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (according to a Gap employee memo).
Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Wilma Wallace had this to say about DOMA:
DOMA creates a distinction between our lawfully married employees that is inconsistent with our core values – inclusion and diversity. Although we are not a part of the court case… we are signing on to a supporitng court brief challenging the law because removing barriers to equitable treatment is important to us.
Gap signs onto to existing challenges of DOMA, not as a representative involved in the court case, but as a company that could be impacted by the ruling. Companies have the ability to do this to show that there is broader impact than just to the parties involved in the case.