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Adidas Celebrates Pride Month

Memo to Brian Brown: Germany-based Adidas Group is the second-largest sportswear manufacturer in the world with annual sales over $15 billion. Other brands under the Adidas Group umbrella are Reebok, Rockport, TaylorMade, and Stella McCartney. New Avenues For Youth is a DC-based group working to end youth homelessness.

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Maytag Celebrates Pride Month

Memo to Brian Brown: Maytag was acquired by Whirlpool Corporation in 2006. The largest home appliance maker in the world, Whirlpool is currently ranked at #154 on the Fortune 500 and has annual sales of $20 billion. Other Whirlpool brands include Amana, KitchenAid, and Jenn-Air.

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AUSTRALIA: Major Corporations Publish Full Page Ad In Support Of Gay Marriage

Via ABC News Australia: Some of Australia’s biggest businesses have thrown their weight behind the push for gay marriage, with a full-page newspaper advertisement today. Corporations including Google, Qantas, Optus and the ANZ and Commonwealth banks have put their names to a list of Australian businesses backing marriage equality. Others supporters include law firms Slater and Gordon and Gilbert and …

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Charter To Buy Time Warner For $55B

Via Mashable: Time Warner Cable didn’t take long to recover from the breakup of its deal with Comcast. The second-largest cable TV provider in the U.S. is close to a deal to be acquired by Charter Communications for $55 billion in cash and stock, according to reports from Bloomberg and CNN Money. The deal also reportedly include the acquisition of …

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LOUISIANA: Bobby Jindal Issues Executive Order Legalizing Anti-Gay Discrimination

Earlier today a Louisiana House committee rejected the bill that would have legalized anti-gay discrimination. That rejection came after big business, including IBM, denounced the bill. Unswayed, Gov. Bobby Jindal has already followed through on his vow to issue an executive order that bypasses the state legislature. Dominic Holden reports on the reactions at Buzzfeed: “This executive order falls into …

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Freep This Northern Ireland Poll

Right here. (Tipped by JMG reader Nick)

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NORTHERN IRELAND: Anti-Gay Bakery Found Guilty Of Discrimination

Not the best timing for Friday’s referendum in the south. Via the Independent: A Christian-owned bakery which refused to make a cake carrying a pro-gay marriage slogan has been found guilty of discrimination after a landmark legal action. The Northern Ireland Equality Commission brought the case against Ashers Baking Company on behalf of Gareth Lee, the gay rights activist whose …

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Maggie Gallagher: MARFAs Not RFRAs

“State RFRAs are bad vehicles for this fight, because they are broad and vague and their outcome is uncertain. It is very unlikely that a state RFRA will protect anyone from any gay equality wrath, precisely because courts uniformly view equality as a compelling interest, and because there is no way to make sure everyone gets treated equally while permitting …

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FAO Schwarz To Close Flagship Store

Parent company Toys R Us has announced the coming closure of the FAO Schwarz flagship store on Fifth Avenue, which was immortalized in the Tom Hanks movie Big. The toy store, which has been a staple in New York City for 145 years and was opened in 1870, is searching Manhattan for a new location to reopen its doors at …

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Jeb Bush: Keep Fighting Against Same-Sex Marriage No Matter How SCOTUS Rules

“I think traditional marriage is a sacrament. To imagine how we are going to succeed in our country unless we have committed family life, committed child-centered family system is hard to imagine. So, irrespective of the Supreme Court ruling because they are going to decide whatever they decide, I don’t know what they are going to do, we need to …

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Jonathan Saenz: People Have Moved To Texas Because It Bans Gay Marriage

Texas Values head Jonathan Saenz (above left) is ever so pissed that major corporations have come out in favor of same-sex marriage. Don’t they know that people have moved to Texas because of its wonderful anti-gay laws?

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Wall Street Journal: Employers Tell Gays They Must Marry To Keep Partner Benefits

We’ve seen this here and there over the last few years, but it’s apparently becoming more common. Via the Wall Street Journal: Over the past decade, a growing share of companies has offered coverage for gay employees and their partners as a way to provide equal benefits for couples who couldn’t legally wed. Others companies offer coverage more broadly to …

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Verizon Buys AOL For $4.4 Billion

Via CNN Money: Verizon is buying AOL for about $4.4 billion, or $50 a share, the companies announced Tuesday. The deal aims to create a major new player in the digital media business by combining one of the biggest mobile network providers with a leading content producer. It’s part of Verizon’s plan to dominate a future in which all content …

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Rush Limbaugh Has Gay Cake Solution

“Let’s say that you own the ABC Wedding Cake Bakery. The only thing you do is you bake wedding cakes, and as such, militant gay activists target your bakery. They’re gonna take you out. They’re gonna take you down. They’re gonna walk in there, they’re gonna tell you they’re gonna get married, and of all the bakeries in the world, …

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IRELAND: eBay Says Yes Equality

From the Irish Times: Tech giant eBay has become the latest multinational to back a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on marriage equality. Speaking at the company’s offices in Dublin, eBay chief executive John Donahoe said the company was strongly supportive of the referendum. “Globally we always had a very strong commitment to diversity inclusion for the very simple …

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Whole Foods To Launch Discount Chain

Whole Foods yesterday announced that it will launch a discount subsidiary that will market to millennials. “The store will be “unlike anything that currently exists in the marketplace,” Walter Robb, co-CEO of Whole Foods, said in a release. But based off his description, it sounds pretty similar to Trader Joe’s, which sells a curated selection of private-label foods at cheap …

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AUSTRALIA: Openly Gay Qantas CEO Pushes For Same-Sex Marriage

“As a gay man running the biggest iconic brand in the country, I believe Australia is a meritocracy. I’m Irish, and I’m gay, and I run this company. And when you think of the history of this country, being one of the first to give the vote to women, our progressive nature has somehow gone missing on this issue. My …

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KENTUCKY: Court Rules That Print Shop Can Refuse Gay Pride Messages

A rare win for Alliance Defending Freedom: A Kentucky court ruled Monday that a Lexington printer is free to decline to print messages that conflict with his religious beliefs and that the government cannot force him to do otherwise. The Lexington-Fayette Urban Co unty Human Rights Commission ruled last year that Blaine Adamson of Hands On Originals must print messages …

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Heritage Foundation On Oregon Bakers

Following last week’s recommended $135K fine by an Oregon administrative agency, the Heritage Foundation has rushed out the below sob story of the Oregon bakers. At the end of the clip you’ll see man-on-the-street interviews which include some who support the fine.

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Deleted: Cottonelle’s GoFundMe Page

Apparently the homofacsists have claimed another victory as the GoFundMe page for Cottonelle Stutzman has been deleted, presumably for the same reason that the page for the Oregon bakery was removed.

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