As of June, 253 companies in the Fortune 500 (or 51 percent) provided health insurance coverage to employees' same-sex domestic partners, according to a Human Rights Campaign survey.
That's the first time a majority of Fortune 500s offered domestic-partner benefits. Plus, 13 state governments offer such benefits to their employees. The report says 86 percent of Fortune 500 firms prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. And 16 percent reference gender identity in their nondiscrimination policies (up from 2 percent in 2001).
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