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Nearly 380 companies, including Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Coca-Cola and Johnson & Johnson, have filed a friend-of-the-court-brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, urging the justices to overturn a lower court ruling that bans same-sex marriage in four states, USA Today reports.

According to the brief, filed for the "Obergefell v. Hodges" case, "without a uniform principle, employers and their employees suffer from significant burdens," USA Today writes. The brief also cites evidence that their diversity and inclusive in the workplace is valuable and banning gay marriage makes it difficult to find and train workers.

"State laws that prohibit or decline to recognize marriages between same-sex couples hamper employer efforts to recruit and retain the most talented workforce possible in those states. Our successes depend upon the welfare and morale of all employees, without distinction," the brief, which was filed by the law firm Morgan Lewis on Thursday, reads.

It was announced Thursday that the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether or not states can ban same-sex marriage. Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee have bans on same-sex marriage. Currently, 37 states recognize gay marriage.

USA Today writes: "High-tech companies that compete fiercely for workers with specialized skills, who are often younger, have for years supported gay domestic partnerships. They've become more publicly vocal in the past year."

Other companies that are part of the brief, include General Mills, Kimberley-Clark, J.P. Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs , Wells Fargo & Co., and small family-owned businesses, like a roofing company and a cupcake bakery.

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