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Morgan Stanley Wealth Management launches LGBT initiative

| Wednesday, December 26, 2012
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Morgan Stanley has announced the launch of an LGBT initiative to provide its financial advisors with wealth planning tools, business development and marketing resources designed specifically for LGBT prospects and clients.

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Merck Foundation ends support for Boy Scouts over anti-gay policy

| Monday, December 10, 2012
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WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. -- The Merck Foundation, the charitable arm of Merck & Co., one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, has announced it has suspended all funding to the Boys Scouts of America.

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One Million Moms drops campaign against JC Penney, Ellen DeGeneres after 3 days

| Friday, December 7, 2012
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The anti-gay group that bills itself as "One Million Moms" -- who resurrected their fight against JC Penney earlier this week over a new ad featuring Ellen DeGeneres -- has dumped its latest protest after only three days.

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Nordstrom announces its support for same-sex marriage

| Thursday, October 11, 2012
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In an email to it 56,000 employees, Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom on Thursday announced its support for marriage equality, and the Washington state ballot initiative, Referendum 74, that would legalize same-sex marriage.

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Petition calls on UPS to end corporate donations to anti-gay Boy Scouts

| Tuesday, October 2, 2012
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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- After successively lobbying Intel Corporation to end its corporate contributions to the Boy Scouts of America last month, LGBT rights advocate Zach Wahls has set his sights on United Parcel Service.

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Former employee: Chick-fil-A ‘is a safe place for people to go in and hate’

| Friday, September 28, 2012
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DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A former Chick-fil-A employee is speaking out, and says that the fast food chain "is a safe place for people to go in and hate, and they expect to get patted on the back for it."

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Intel announces it will no longer support anti-gay Boy Scouts of America

| Friday, September 21, 2012
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The Boy Scouts of America has lost its largest corporate donor, Intel, which announced Friday that it will no longer support the group until it vows to stop discriminating against gay people.

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Chick-fil-A releases internal document, says donations ‘mischaracterized’ as doubts grow

By Tony Merevick| Chicago Phoenix | Thursday, September 20, 2012
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Following intense skepticism after news broke late Tuesday that Chick-fil-A will no longer donate to anti-gay organizations and a new report in the The Advocate renewing concerns about its giving policies, the company has issued a document that it says “thoroughly” outlines the company’s policy. However, the statement seems to have done little to convince LGBT activists that its policies have changed.

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Lesbian couple settles lawsuit with inn that refused to host ‘gay reception’

| Friday, August 24, 2012
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BURLINGTON, Vt. -- A Vermont inn has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed on behalf of a lesbian couple from New York who claimed that the inn refused to host their wedding reception because they were a same-sex couple.

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Amtrak markets to same-sex parents, lauches ‘Ride with Pride’ website

| Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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Amtrak launched its “Ride With Pride” campaign on Wednesday, a partnership with the International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) — a travel network that connects LGBT individuals with travel companies that are LGBT friendly.

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