Exxon recently decided that it would offer full benefits to the spouses of employees in legal same-sex marriages in places where they are recognized around the world and Tim Wildmon of the American Family Association weirdly blames the Supreme Court’s DOMA ruling, which, he even admits, had nothing to do with it.
Tim Wildmon, president of the Mississippi-based American Family Association, told The Christian Post that his group was “disappointed” by the news coming from the large oil company.
“AFA has not typically concerned itself with a company’s internal benefit policies. That being said, we are certainly disappointed in ExxonMobil, and their shareholders should be as well,” said Wildmon.
“At the last shareholders’ meeting, 81% of them voted against awarding benefits based on same-sex behavior, and no law requires them to do this.”Wildmon also told CP that the Exxon Mobil decision was “another unfortunate consequence of the Supreme Court’s judicial activism in overturning DOMA.”
“The court not only frustrated the will of the elected representatives of the people in overturning DOMA, they are now frustrating the will of shareholders in private companies,” said Wildmon.
Actually, some state laws likely do require them to do it because it would be discrimination to offer such benefits to legally married straight couples but not to gay couples. But nothing at the federal level requires it, including the DOMA ruling, which had absolutely nothing to do with what companies had to do. Back to Civics 101 for you, Mr. Wildmon. Exxon made this decision on their own, the Supreme Court had nothing to do with it.