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IKEA stops online Russian magazine due to gay propaganda law

Saturday, March 14, 2015
An Ikea store in Russia
The Swedish retailer says its magazine IKEA Family Live "demonstrates various aspects of home life regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation." [...]

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Saks settles discrimination suit with transgender employee

Friday, March 6, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue
The settlement comes after Saks tried to defend itself by arguing that discrimination based on gender identity was not covered under the ban on sex discrimination in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. [...]

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Walmart speaks out against Arkansas anti-gay law – after veto deadline passes

Monday, February 23, 2015
Walmart
Walmart Stores Inc. said late Monday it opposes a new law in its home state of Arkansas to ban cities and counties from expanding anti-discrimination protections to include sexual orientation and gender identity. [...]

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EEOC ruling: Walmart discriminated against lesbian employee

Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Walmart
A federal agency says Walmart discriminated against a lesbian employee who sought health coverage for her ailing wife and has ordered "a just resolution" for violating her civil rights. [...]

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Former Lowe’s employee files federal lawsuit alleging anti-gay discrimination

Sunday, January 18, 2015
lowes
A former Lowe's employee is alleging in a federal lawsuit that he was discriminated against for years at the store because he's gay. [...]

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Iconic jeweler Tiffany & Co. features first same-sex engagement ad campaign

Friday, January 9, 2015
Tiffany-ad
For the first time, iconic jeweler Tiffany & Co. is featuring a same-sex couple in an engagement rings advertising campaign, and the two men featured are not professional models, but a real-life New York City couple. [...]

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Saks claims transgender employees are not protected from sex discrimination

Friday, January 9, 2015
Saks Fifth Avenue store in Houston
The department store chain made the claim in response to a lawsuit filed by a transgender former employee, alleging discrimination, harassment and a hostile work environment based on her gender identity. [...]

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Barneys highlights lives of transgender models in spring ad campaign

Thursday, January 30, 2014
Courtesy: Barney's New York
NEW YORK -- Barneys New York, an American retail chain of luxury department stores, has partnered with the National Center for Transgender Equality and the New York LGBT Community Center to feature the lives and stories of 17 transgender models and their family members as part of its Spring advertising [...]

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IKEA deletes article on lesbian couple from magazine’s Russian edition

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
An IKEA store in Russia
HELSINKI — Swedish furniture retailer IKEA says it has cancelled an article about a lesbian couple in the Russian edition of its customer magazine because that would have contravened that county's law on gay propaganda. [...]

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Walmart expands benefits to include employees’ same-sex partners

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Walmart
NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will extend its health care benefits to its U.S. workers' domestic partners, including those of the same sex, starting Jan. 1. [...]

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