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Tim Hortons blames website censorship on vendor after boycott threatened

| Friday, July 19, 2013
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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
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DALLAS -- Exxon Mobil shareholders on Wednesday defeated a resolution to explicitly ban discrimination against gays.

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Digital comic blocked over ‘tiny porno images’ depicting gay sex

| Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Apple, known for its tight controls over material and apps sold through its channels, has blocked the latest edition of a digital comic called "Saga" from being sold through comic book apps on the iPad and iPhone because it contained two scenes depicting gay sex.

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Canadian couple closing restaurant due to anti-gay abuse by townsfolk

| Wednesday, April 3, 2013
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MORRIS, Manitoba, Canada -- A gay couple in Canada said they are closing their Manitoba restaurant after just four months because of ongoing anti-gay abuse leveled against them and their employees by local residents.

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Advertising comes out of the closet, into mainstream with gay themes

| Wednesday, March 6, 2013
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Welcome to the latest in gay imagery in mainstream advertising, where LGBT people have been waiting for a larger helping of fairness, or at least something other than punchlines and cliches.

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One in seven Fortune 500 companies gave to the Boy Scouts

ANDY BIRKEY | The American Independent | Tuesday, March 5, 2013
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Among the corporations that make up the current Fortune 500 — Fortune magazine’s yearly list of the top 500 American companies ranked by revenue — about one in seven, or 14 percent, each donated at least $10,000 to the Boy Scouts of America in 2010, despite the organization’s longtime ban of gays and lesbians.

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Hundreds of U.S. companies, cities ask Supreme Court to strike down DOMA

| Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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BOSTON -- Nearly 300 corporations, cities, and other organizations filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, encouraging it to overturn a section of the Defense of Marriage Act that denies federal benefits and recognition to same-sex couples.

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Major U.S. corporations call on Supreme Court to strike down gay marriage bans

| Tuesday, February 26, 2013
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More than 60 U.S. corporations -- including Apple, eBay, Facebook, Intel, Nike and Morgan Stanley -- have signed on to an amicus brief in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California's voter approved ban on same-sex marriage.

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Boeing changes course on survivor benefits for same-sex spouses

| Friday, January 18, 2013
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CHICAGO -- The aircraft manufacturing giant Boeing said Friday that it has altered its policies on providing survivor pension benefits to same-sex couples during negotiations with union representatives this week. During extensive contract negotiations last November, Boeing executives told the union negotiators that since pensions...

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