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AT&T donates to campaign of Texas AG who opposes marriage equality

| Monday, August 18, 2014
AT&T headquarters in Dallas.
Dallas-based telecommunications giant AT&T has contributed $75,000 to anti-gay Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott’s campaign for governor. Lone Star QA reports that, according to campaign finance reports obtained by the Texas Ethics Commission, AT&T’s Texas political action committee gave $50,000 to Abbott’s campaign in January, and another $25,000 in June...

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AT&T becomes first U.S. corporation to condemn Russian anti-gay law

| Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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AT&T, a long-time sponsor of the U.S. Olympic Committee, on Tuesday became the first major U.S. corporation to make a public statement condemning anti-LGBT Russian law outlawing “homosexual propaganda.”

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Ernst & Young chairman calls for Boy Scouts to end anti-gay policy

| Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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James Turley, the Global Chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young, and a board member of the Boy Scouts of America, has called for an end to the long-standing ban on gay Scouts and gay Scout leaders, and a new petition drive is aimed at board members who lead LGBT-inclusive companies.

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GLAAD withdraws support for AT&T merger, affirms supports ‘net neutrality’

| Friday, July 15, 2011
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The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) this week notified the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) it was withdrawing its support for the pending AT&T merger with T-Mobile.

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GLAAD announces Barrios’ resignation, eight board members including Troup Coronado

| Thursday, June 23, 2011
Jarrett Barrios
The Board of Directors of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Thursday, officially — and finally — announced what LGBT media had been reporting since Saturday, that President Jarrett Barrios has resigned.

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Six GLAAD board members resign as fallout continues over AT&T merger flap

| Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Just days after the resignation of GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, six board members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation have resigned amid the fallout over the organization’s letter in support of AT&T’s proposed bid for wireless rival T-Mobile, POLITICO has reported.

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GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios resigns under scrutiny of AT&T endorsement

| Saturday, June 18, 2011
Jarrett Barrios
Jarrett Barrios, the president of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has resigned under increasing scrutiny of GLAAD's recent endorsement of AT&T's merger with T-Mobile, and conflicting statements related to net neutrality rules.

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TN governor signs anti-gay bill that 13 major corporations lobbied in support of

| Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Bill Haslam
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Monday signed into law a bill that would prohibit local governments from creating anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than protections laid out by the state government.

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