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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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Arkansas, Nebraska businesses sign pledge for LGBT equality

Thursday, March 5, 2015
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Hundreds of businesses in Arkansas and Nebraska have signed an HRC pledge to advance workplace equality for members of the LGBT community. [...]

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In latest update, Apple adds emojis depicting same-sex couples, gay parents

Tuesday, February 24, 2015
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Lovers of emojis, the cute graphics that punctuate online writing and texts, will soon be able to pick from different skin tones and depictions of same-sex couples and families with two moms or two dads on Apple devices. [...]

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Walmart speaks out against Arkansas anti-gay law – after veto deadline passes

Monday, February 23, 2015
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Walmart Stores Inc. said late Monday it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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EEOC ruling: Walmart discriminated against lesbian employee

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. [...]

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Apple cuts ties with lobbyist, former lawmaker who opposed same-sex marriage

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
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Technology giant Apple Inc., whose CEO Tim Cook, came out as gay last year, has cut ties with an Alabama lobbyist because he opposed same-sex marriage during his time as a state lawmaker and congressional candidate. [...]

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Urban Outfitters under fire for selling tapestry resembling gay Holocaust garb

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
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Urban Outfitters has come under fire for selling a line of Nazi-reminiscent tapestries resembling garments worn by gay men in Hitler's concentration camps. [...]

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Indiana business leaders oppose ‘religious freedom’ law Pence backs

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Indiana state Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-Osceola), addresses a rally of supporters of a religious freedom bill at the Statehouse in Indianapolis on February 9, 2015.
Indiana business leaders differed with Gov. Mike Pence and some clergy on a proposed law that supporters say would protect people and businesses from having to take part in same-sex weddings and other activities they find objectionable because of religious beliefs. [...]

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