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Barilla pasta chairman posts Facebook video apologizing for anti-gay remarks

Saturday, September 28, 2013
Barilla
Facing a worldwide boycott of his products, the chairman of Barilla pasta on Friday issued his second apology in as many days after saying he "would never do an advertisemenet with a homosexual family ... if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.”

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Chairman of Barilla pasta: ‘Gays can go eat another brand’

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Guido Barilla
Gay rights advocates are calling for a boycott of Barilla, the world's leading pasta maker, after it's chairman said he would never feature a gay couple in his advertisements.

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Anti-gay hate group claims three-year boycott of Home Depot was a success

Sunday, September 8, 2013
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The anti-gay hate group American Family Association (AFA) announced Thursday it was ending its three year boycott of the Home Depot because it was satisfied the home improvement retailer no longer supports gay rights groups. Randy Sharp, director of special projects for American Family Association,...

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Walmart expands benefits to include employees’ same-sex partners

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Walmart
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1.

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LGBT rights advocates to urge Procter & Gamble to drop Olympics sponsorship

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- LGBT activists will deliver nearly 200,000 signatures to Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati on Wednesday, urging the maker of everything from perfumes to pet food to end its sponsorship of the 2014 Winter Olympics in anti-gay Russia.

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Ind. chamber of commerce says it won’t take sides on gay marriage ban

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Indiana
MUNSTER, Ind. — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce likely won't get involved in what could be a contentious fight next year over whether to add a gay marriage ban to the state constitution, the pro-industry group's president said.

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LGBT advocates target Russian vodkas in response to anti-gay legislation

Friday, July 26, 2013
Stolichnaya, the most recognizable name among Russian vodkas, is at the center of a boycott over Russia's anti-gay laws.
LGBT activists, led by Seattle-based advice columnist and "It Gets Better" campaign founder Dan Savage, have launched a boycott of Russian vodka in response to anti-gay legislation signed by Russian president Vladimir Putin, and increased violence against LGBT citizens in Russia.

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Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

Friday, July 19, 2013
Tim-Hortons
TORONTO -- Tim Hortons, the Ontario-based coffee and doughnut house with more than 3,500 locations in Canada and the U.S., said Friday it has lifted a block of a popular Canadian LGBT news website from its in-store Wi-fi under pressure from gay rights advocates who vowed to launch a boycott of the chain.

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Payroll company Paychex to protect employee gender rights

Friday, June 28, 2013
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- New York state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has leveraged the influence of the state pension fund to prod a company it invests in to spell out its opposition to discrimination and harassment of employees based on gender identity.

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Exxon Mobil shareholders defeat resolution to ban anti-gay discrimination

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Exxon-Mobil
DALLAS -- Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday defeated a resolution to explicitly ban discrimination against gays.

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