Goldman Sachs flies rainbow flag for marriage equality

Lloyd Fonzie Blankfein

With a rainbow flag hanging outside of its Wall Street headquarters, investment banking firm Goldman Sachs was quick to express support for Wednesday's Supreme Court decision overturning the Defense of Marriage Act.

'We strongly support the Court's affirmation today of marriage equality', the firm tweeted within hours of the ruling.

CNNMoney reports that Goldman is one of many Wall Street firms to publicly promote workplace inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

The firm also joined hundreds of companies - including Starbucks and Google - that had filed a brief with the Supreme Court in opposition to DOMA.

'Today's decisions help define who we are as a people, whether or not we are part of the group directly affected', CEO Lloyd Blankfein said through the company's Twitter account Wednesday.

Citigroup also cheered the court's ruling, noting in a company statement that it promotes a work environment where 'diversity is embraced' and 'differences are valued and respected', while the CEO of credit rating firm Moody's called the ruling 'a significant step forward in ensuring workplace equality'.

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