A gay bank employee in Texas is suing his local branch after years of unequal treatment and eventually being fired based on his sexual orientation.
The nation's department of Housing and Urban Development has taken its first action against a lender for denying a lesbian couple a mortgage.
A new business initiative called OSL Holdings has grand ambitions to change spending habits among African-Americans, Latinos, women, and gays. OSL wants to connect the dots between minority shoppers and the companies that support them; their hope is to also communicate to major companies that marketing to these groups is profitable, and to provide tools to corporations to see if they're reaching such people.
The project had been stalled for some time, but the grant promises to revive it.
A union source said the corporation would not provide pension survivor benefits to same-sex married couples in Washington despite advocating for the new marriage equality law.