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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
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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 ...

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

Thursday, October 30, 2014
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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 ...

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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., ...

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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 ...

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

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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