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Target snubs boycott by featuring same-sex parents in latest campaign

| Monday, September 15, 2014
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Barely a month after a number of anti-gay groups called for a nationwide boycott of Target stores after the retailer signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality, the chain has released a new advertisement featuring same-sex parents.

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Calif. man sues Little Caesars for denying health coverage to same-sex spouses

| Thursday, August 28, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- A California man has filed a lawsuit alleging discrimination by Detroit-based Little Caesars Pizza for denying health insurance benefits to employees' same-sex spouses. Frank Bernard, 47, filed the action in state Superior Court in Orange County, Calif., on Wednesday against the nation's third-largest pizza chain...

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Gay bathhouses nationwide facing uncertain future

| Saturday, August 23, 2014
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LOS ANGELES -- Gay bathhouses that once remained in the shadows to stay in business are now seeking attention to keep their doors open. Some are doing aggressive online advertising and community outreach. Others tout their upscale amenities like plush towels and marble baths. A bathhouse in Ohio has even added hotel rooms and a nightclub.

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Perkins: Christian businesses should donate LGBT profits to ex-gay ministries

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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For conservatives, non-discrimination laws are another nail in the coffin of religious freedom. On Monday’s “Washington Watch,” host Tony Perkins lamented how increasingly difficult it is for Christian business owners to actively discriminate against and refuse service to LGBT people or same-sex couples based on their “religious views on sexuality.”

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Anti-gay groups call for Target boycott over retailer’s support for gay marriage

| Friday, August 8, 2014
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A number of anti-gay groups are calling for nationwide boycotts of Target after the chain signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association say the company's public support for same-sex marriage is a "slap in the face to millions of pro-family customers."

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Target joins legal brief supporting marriage equality

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support ...

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Corporate sponsorships of LGBT pride parades on the rise

| Friday, June 27, 2014
In this June 8, 2014, photo, workers carry a Macy's banner during the gay pride parade, in Salt Lake City. Corporations have increased visibility this summer at gay pride parades around the country as same-sex marriage bans fall in the courts and polls show greater public acceptance of gay marriage.
SALT LAKE CITY — In between muscular men in speedos gyrating to thumping dance music and drag queens decked out in formal gowns, Salt Lake City's gay pride parade also featured a few, more conventional participants: Some of America's most well-known companies. From Starbucks to eBay to Macy's, the increasing visibility of corporations ...

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Starbucks celebrates LGBT pride with huge rainbow flag atop Seattle HQ

| Monday, June 23, 2014
The rainbow pride flag atop the Starbucks headquarters in Seattle on Monday, Jne 23, 2014.
SEATTLE -- Starbucks celebrated the opening of LGBT Pride week in Seattle on Monday by hoisting an 800 square foot rainbow pride flag over its Seattle headquarters. "A gesture as simple as flying a flag might not seem like much on face, but it represents another step forward for the LGBT community as companies all around Seattle ...

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Mich. governor, business coalition urge adding statewide LGBT protections

| Thursday, May 29, 2014
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MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. -- Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday urged legislators to consider updating Michigan's civil rights law to prohibit discrimination because of sexual orientation or gender identity, applauding companies and the state's two largest regional chambers of commerce for joining a business-backed push to amend the law.

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Coldwell Banker fires Fox News ‘expert’ who blamed UCSB killings on ‘homosexual impulses’

| Tuesday, May 27, 2014
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Coldwell Banker Real Estate says it is parting ways with Fox News “expert” and reality TV psychotherapist Dr. Robi Ludwig, who suggested on Saturday that Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and wounded 13 others near UC Santa Barbara last week, may have been triggered by an inability to cope with “homosexual impulses.”

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