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Immigration

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Religious Liberty

eBay Inc. is an American multinational internet consumer to consumer corporation, which manages eBay.com, an online auction and shopping website. eBay owns Half.com, Paypal, Rent.com, Shopping.com, StubHub, Bill Me Later, Brands4Friends, Critical Path, and GSI Commerce.

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2nd Amendment
eBay restricts the sale of firearms on its website.

Environment
eBay has partnered with the liberal organizations Ceres and the Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy (BICEP). Ceres and BICEP support cap-and-trade policies. eBay is a member of Ceres which is a liberal environmental group that supports regulating and taxing carbon emissions, also known as cap-and-trade. (Ceres Support for Taxing Carbon, Accessed 1/7/16) (Ceres Support for Carbon Regulation, Accessed 1/7/16) (Company Network Members, www.ceres.org, Accessed 10/21/13) (Eva Sohl, “Support Carbon Cap And Trade System,” Lincoln Journal Star, 4/4/09) (“Ceres and Region’s Top Companies Tout Benefits of Carbon-Efficient Energy Deal,” www.ceres.org, 2/7/12) (BICEP Website, http://www.ceres.org/bicep/about/member-directory, Accessed 8/2/13)

Marriage
eBay received a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. See more on HRC’s position on marriage here, Accessed 02/06/17.
eBay signed on to an amicus brief in favor of the Supreme Court overturning state bans on same-sex marriage in 2015. eBay also signed on to an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in favor of overturning the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s ban on same-sex marriage. (Brief of 379 Employers and Organizations as Amici Curiae Supporting Petitioners, James Obergefell, et al. v. Richard Hodges et al., www.morganlewis.com, 2015) (Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, No 12-307, www.americanbenefitscouncil.org, 02/27/13)

Life
According to its 2012 tax filing, the eBay Foundation had given $1.5 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation supports Provide, formerly known as the Abortion Access Project. The SVCF also has funded Planned Parenthood. (eBay Foundation, Tax Form 990, guidestar.org, 2012) (SVCF, Tax Form 990, guidestar.org, 2011) (Provide Website, http://www.provideaccess.org/history, Accessed 3/17/14)

Education
No information has been found to indicate advocacy for or against education issues.

Immigration
No information has been found to indicate advocacy for or against immigration issues.

Religious Liberty
eBay received a score of 100 on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index. See more on HRC’s position on religious liberty here, Accessed 02/06/17.