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Aetna aims for LGBT community with targeted marketing test

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
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Aetna is urging LGBT customers to "be proud" - and consider buying its coverage - as part of a new, narrow focus to selling health insurance in a business where the individual's buying decision matters more than it used to. ...

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Why businesses are speaking out against ‘religious freedom’ laws

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon is among the business leaders who urged Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinsen to veto a bill in Arkansas that critics said would open the door to discrimination against gays and lesbians.
A bevy of big-name businesses including Apple, Walmart, Gap and Levi Strauss are publicly speaking out against religious-objections legislation in states such as Indiana and Arkansas. But why? ...

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Ohio leaders aim to capitalize on criticism of Indiana religious freedom law

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Officials in Ohio are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. ...

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Walmart urges Arkansas governor to veto anti-gay religious freedom bill

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Retail giant Walmart says Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson should veto a religious-objection bill that critics say would open the door to widespread discrimination against gays and lesbians. ...

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Acxiom asks Arkansas governor to veto ‘religious freedom’ bill

Monday, March 30, 2015
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Data-services company Acxiom is urging Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a "religious freedom" bill, with the firm's executives arguing the measure enables discrimination against LGBT individuals. ...

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Angie’s List halts 1,000-job Indiana expansion over anti-LGBT religious freedom law

Saturday, March 28, 2015
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Add Angie's List to the roster of companies, business interests, and civic leaders taking a stand against Indiana's new religious freedom law that critics charge is a "licenses to discriminate" against LGBT people. ...

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Salesforce cancels all travel to Indiana, won’t subject customers or employees to discrimination

Thursday, March 26, 2015
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Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff has made good on a threat that his $4 billion company would "dramatically reduce" its investment in Indiana in response to an anti-LGBT religious freedom law. ...

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Study: Anti-LGBT discrimination costs Florida employers $362 million annually

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
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Discrimination against LGBT workers in Florida costs employers more than $362-million a year, according to a report released by a coalition of major employers in the state. ...

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IKEA stops online Russian magazine due to gay propaganda law

Saturday, March 14, 2015
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The Swedish retailer says its magazine IKEA Family Live "demonstrates various aspects of home life regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation." ...

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Red Robin manager files discrimination suit, says he was fired because he’s gay

Saturday, March 7, 2015
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The former general manager says he was fired from the company's West Nyack franchise location because he is gay. ...

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