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Major companies form group to push for LGBT rights globally

A dozen corporations, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Coca-Cola Co., are joining a new coalition to push for LGBT rights in the workplace in places beyond the U.S. and Western Europe. The organization is partly a response to the recent setbacks for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights in countries such as Russia and Uganda and in the Middle East. The Human Rights Campaign-led group will push for protections in the workplace globally, including in countries where LGBT individuals face legal discrimination or harassment. "They deserve a fair chance to earn a living and provide for their families no matter where they live," said HRC President Chad Griffin. ...