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• This happened while I was off last week, but I cannot help but take note of Walmart's decision, as reported by Bloomberg Businessweek to "extend health-care benefits to workers’ same-sex partners," a move, the story says, that "removes one of the biggest holdouts and adds pressure on other resistant companies to follow suit."

According to the story, "Wal-Mart, the largest U.S. private employer and a frequent target of labor-rights groups, described the change yesterday mainly as a path to a consistent policy as some states alter the definition of marriage."

Bloomberg goes on to say that "the number of Fortune 500 companies offering health-care benefits to same-sex partners has surged in a decade, to about 62 percent last year from 34 percent in 2002, according to the Washington-based Human Rights Campaign."
KC's View:
This is a question of being on the right side of where the law is going, and the right side of history.