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Super Bowl committee, more than 80 companies call for veto of anti-gay bill

| Tuesday, February 25, 2014
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The Super Bowl host committee, the NFL and more than 80 major companies doing business in Arizona have called on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto SB 1062, a bill that would allow business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to deny service to gay people.

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Ariz. business leaders call for veto of anti-gay religious freedom bill

| Monday, February 24, 2014
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PHOENIX — Arizona's biggest business advocacy group is calling on Gov. Jan Brewer to veto a bill allowing business owners with strongly held religious beliefs to refuse service to gays.

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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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Tenn. businesses encouraged to support state’s LGBT community

| Wednesday, January 1, 2014
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Equality Project is starting a new initiative to encourage business to show support for the state’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

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Lockheed Martin ends Boy Scouts donations over ban on gay scout leaders

| Thursday, December 19, 2013
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WASHINGTON -- Defense and aerospace giant Lockheed Martin is halting its donations to the Boy Scouts of America over the organization's ban on gays serving as adult leaders.

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Same-sex partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 companies

| Sunday, December 8, 2013
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Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group.

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IKEA deletes article on lesbian couple from magazine’s Russian edition

| Wednesday, November 20, 2013
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HELSINKI — Swedish furniture retailer IKEA says it has cancelled an article about a lesbian couple in the Russian edition of its customer magazine because that would have contravened that county's law on gay propaganda.

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Gay rights activists plan protest outside NYSE in response to ‘Russia Day’

| Monday, November 18, 2013
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NEW YORK -- In the latest in a series of ongoing, high-profile demonstrations against the Russian government’s anti-gay laws, activist group Queer Nation will protest outside the New York Stock Exchange Monday while Russian government officials at the Exchange ring the closing bell.

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Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy receives ‘Champion of Justice and Equality’ award

| Sunday, November 17, 2013
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ATLANTA -- The Urban League of Greater Atlanta, an organization focused on the economic empowerment of African-Americans, has presented Chick-fi-A President and CEO Dan Cathy with its annual Community Empowerment Award.

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Pasta maker to boost diversity after chairman sparks global LGBT boycott

| Monday, November 4, 2013
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ROME -- Italy-based pasta maker Barilla is pledging to improve diversity after gay rights activists and allies launched a worldwide boycott of its products when a company executive said Barilla would never feature ads depicting gay families.

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