“GM will recognize a legal marriage for US employees no matter the state of residence,” the automaker said in a statement. “For example, if a GM employee residing in Michigan, where same-sex marriage is not recognized, got married in New York, GM would recognize that marriage.” The automobile giant made the announcement yesterday in a bid to continually be a more inclusive company (100% HRC score) while simultaneously becoming more attractive to prospective employees. Additionally, the company has changed its policy to allow gay and lesbian partners of GM to inherit pensions. The policy changes have been made possible because of the repeal of DOMA.
Currently gay marriage is banned in Michigan because of a 2004 constitutional amendment vote, but a judge may invalidate the ruling in the next coming months.