August 27, 2013

According to an internal memo obtained by Towleroad, Walmart plans to include domestic partners in its 2014 benefit plans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico starting on January 1, 2014 and will offer benefits to an associate's same- or opposite-sex spouse or to an unmarried partner, whether of the same or opposite gender.

Walmart has 1.3 million U.S. employees and is the largest employer outside the Department of Defense.

The news was given to employee members of the PRIDE associate resource group, which numbers close to 750, yesterday.

The new policies appear to be a response to stem confusion resulting from the recent Supreme Court DOMA ruling.

Read more at Towleroad.