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Urban Outfitters under fire for selling tapestry resembling gay Holocaust garb

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
A tapestry being sold by Urban Outfitters.
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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Hallmark features lesbian couple in Valentine’s Day advertisements

Sunday, February 1, 2015
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Hallmark is joining the growing list of mainstream brands featuring same-sex couples and families in their marketing campaigns. [...]

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ExxonMobil adds LGBT protections to employment, harassment policies

Friday, January 30, 2015
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ExxonMobil has reversed its longstanding opposition to LGBT employment protections, adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the company's non-discrimination policies on employment and workplace harassment. [...]

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Same-sex couple whose Instagram photo went viral appear in new Nikon campaign

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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A Chicago couple whose Instagram photo of them doing their daughters’ hair went viral last year, are starring in a new commercial for Nikon’s “I am Generation Image” campaign. [...]

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Iconic jeweler Tiffany & Co. features first same-sex engagement ad campaign

Friday, January 9, 2015
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For the first time, iconic jeweler Tiffany & Co. is featuring a same-sex couple in an engagement rings advertising campaign, and the two men featured are not professional models, but a real-life New York City couple. [...]

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Saks claims transgender employees are not protected from sex discrimination

Friday, January 9, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue store in Houston
The department store chain made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed by a transgender former employee, alleging discrimination, harassment and a hostile work environment based on her gender identity. [...]

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Major U.S. companies advance policies for gay, transgender employees

Saturday, November 22, 2014
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WASHINGTON - The nation’s top companies and law firms are increasingly setting the standard for LGBT inclusion in the workplace, according to a report issued this week by the Human Rights Campaign. A record 366 businesses earned the Corporate Equality Index's top score of 100 percent this year. Those earning [...]

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Apple CEO Tim Cook comes out: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tim Cook
NEW YORK -- Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The [...]

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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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