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SEC rejects ExxonMobil bid to block protections for sexual orientation, gender identity

| Thursday, March 22, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued a ruling Tuesday that halts an attempt by energy giant ExxonMobil to prevent a non-discrimination shareholder resolution with protections for sexual orientation and gender identity from being voted on during its annual shareholder's meeting on May 30.

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HRC calls NOM’s Starbucks boycott their typical ‘temper-tantrum’

| Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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WASHINGTON -- The Human Rights Campaign on Wednesday fired back at the National Organization for Marriage, calling their “Dump Starbucks” campaign a typical "temper tantrum," and called on consumers to support Starbucks for its decision to support same-sex marriage.

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NOM launches boycott after Starbucks rejects anti-gay marriage sentiment

| Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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SEATTLE -- The National Organization for Marriage on Wednesday announced it has launched a boycott of Starbucks after the coffee giant's chief executive flatly rejected a complaint by the NOM that it reconsider its support of marriage equality for gays and lesbians.

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Urban Outfitters under fire for selling transphobic greeting card on website

| Monday, March 19, 2012
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Retailer Urban Outfitters has come under fire from many in the LGBT community for what advocates are calling a "transphobic" greeting card that was offered for sale on its website, but is now listed as sold out.

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American Family Association targets Toys R Us over gay couple in Archie comics

| Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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After failing to convince JC Penney to fire Ellen DeGeneres as their spokesperson because she is openly gay, now the American Family Association’s group One Million Moms is putting Toys R Us in its cross hairs for selling an Archie comic book that features a same-sex marriage.

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Hate group slams JC Penny for hiring Ellen DeGeneres as spokesperson

| Thursday, February 2, 2012
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TUPELO, Miss. -- Retail giant J.C. Penney has come under fire from the anti-gay group "One Million Moms" over its recent hiring of hugely popular daytime television talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres as its spokesperson.

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Starbucks, Google, Alcoa latest U.S. corporations to endorse gay marriage

| Wednesday, January 25, 2012
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Starbucks, Google, and Alcoa are the latest in a growing list of major corporations to announce their support for marriage equality in Washington state.

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More positive polling for gay marriage, and a boost from flight attendants

| Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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More positive polling in Maine and Washington. Gay couples get a green light to sue over civil unions in New Jersey. A vote on DOMA gets postponed until next week. And marriage equality gets a boost from the National Association of Flight Attendants. This week's Marriage News Watch is here...

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Major U.S. corporations tell federal court: DOMA is bad for business

| Sunday, November 6, 2011
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BOSTON -- Seventy major U.S. companies, including CBS, Google, Microsoft, Nike and Starbucks, have come together in an "amicus" brief -- commonly referred to as a "friend of the court" brief -- claiming that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is harmful to commerce.

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Report: Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay causes in 2009

| Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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New IRS 990 forms reveal that fast-food restaurant chain Chick-fil-A donated nearly $2 million to anti-gay groups in 2009, reports Equality Matters.

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Bank of America to reimburse gay couples for additional taxes on healthcare plans

| Thursday, October 13, 2011
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Bank of America, the nation's largest bank holding company, has announced plans to reimburse gay employees for the additional taxes they pay on same-sex couple healthcare plans.

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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies at 56

| Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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Steve Jobs, the iconic American CEO and innovative co-founder of Apple -- who many credit with transforming the personal use of technology with products such as the iPod, iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and thee Mac computers -- died Wednesday. He was 56.

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Walmart adds gender identity, expression to non-discrimination policy

| Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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Walmart -- the world's biggest retailer and the largest private employer in the U.S. -- has added gender identity and expression to its non-discrimination policy.

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Advocacy group petitions PayPal to shut down account of anti-gay LaBarbera

| Friday, September 16, 2011
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Anti-Gay activist Pete LaBarbera, President of the one-man anti-gay operation "Americans For Truth About Homosexuality" (AFTAH), who earned himself a place on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups, is incensed that LGBTQ advocacy group AllOut.org is demanding PayPal sever its relationship with what it calls an anti-gay hate group.

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‘Amplifier’ awards to honor fair, accurate portrayal of LGBT people in advertising

| Saturday, September 3, 2011
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The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) on Friday announced the award recipients for the 2011 GLAAD Amplifier Awards, an annual event honoring those that elevate and promote images in advertising that include fair and accurate representations of the LGBT community.

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