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Same-sex partner benefits growing at Fortune 500 companies

Sunday, December 8, 2013
Corporate support for gay and transgender rights is reaching workers in new corners of the country and economy six months after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act, according to a new report card from the nation's largest LGBT advocacy group. [ Read more → ]
Procter & Gamble headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
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Payroll company Paychex to protect employee gender rights

Friday, June 28, 2013
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. [ Read more → ]
Boeing

Boeing says it will deny pension benefits to married same-sex couples

Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Boeing Company this week told union negotiators that it intends to deny pension survivor benefits to married same-sex couples, even though Washington State voters approved a marriage equality law earlier this month, according to a report in The Stranger. [ Read more → ]
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Apple rejects anti-gay ‘Manhattan Declaration’ from App Store — again

Saturday, January 1, 2011
Apple has once again rejected the anti-gay iPhone application, Manhattan Declaration, from its App Store even after its creators submitted a revision. [ Read more → ]
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Apple removes anti-gay ‘Manhattan Declaration’ application from App Store

Thursday, December 2, 2010
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, Apple removed the new “Manhattan Declaration” application from it’s App store after a petition of over 8,000 signatures was sent to them decrying the anti-gay marriage messaging it carried. Pro-Hate groups are flipping out of course. The application, dubbed Manhattan Declaration... [ Read more → ]
Google

Google to compensate gay and lesbian employees for unequal tax treatment

Thursday, July 1, 2010
Google announced on Thursday that it will begin compensating gay and lesbian employees for an extra tax they must pay when their partners receive domestic partner health benefits -- a tax that married straight couples are not required to pay. [ Read more → ]
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