U.s. Law Firms Flock To Gay-marriage Proponents, Shun Other Side | Reuters

v. Windsor case, the Supreme Court struck down a federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman for purposes of federal benefits. Emboldened by that decision, gay and lesbian couples have launched at least 70 lawsuits calling for a broader right, and three cases have been heard by federal appeals courts. PRO BONO PROGRAMS In many of the cases, law firms filed friend-of-the-court briefs on behalf of allies including gay-rights groups, law professors and big companies such as Amazon (AMZN.O), Google (GOOGL.O) and Starbucks (SBUX.O). For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/10/us-usa-court-gaymarriage-insight-idUSKBN0EL10820140610