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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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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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