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Walmart to Offer Benefits to Same-Sex Domestic Partners

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.

Towleroad
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August 27, 2013
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NYT, AP to refer to Manning as 'Chelsea'

Starting tomorrow, The New York Times and The Associated Press will refer to Bradley Manning as Chelsea Manning, "formerly know as Pfc. Bradley Manning," honoring the former soldier's request to be addressed as a female. Thereafter Manning will be referred to as "she."

Politico
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August 27, 2013
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Mormon authors back gay writer in dispute with Cedar Fort

A dispute between a Utah publisher and a gay author who made a nod to his boyfriend in his biography has gained the attention of Mormons in the publishing community. As of Saturday morning, 41 Mormon authors had signed a letter asking publishers to base decisions on "content, quality, and commercial viability, not on any other factor."

The Salt Lake Tribune
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August 26, 2013

White House to hold roundtable on bisexual issues

The White House is set to hold a closed-door event next month exclusively dedicated to issues facing the bisexual community — an apparent first for the Obama administration.

Washington Blade
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August 26, 2013
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