Wal-Mart Health Benefits Move Seen As a Gay Rights Win

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 12:00 am  

Wal-Mart said health benefits to its U.S. workers’ domestic partners will start in January.

The fact that Wal-Mart — the largest private employer with 1.3 million workers in the U.S. — has decided to offer the benefits is a high-profile win for gay-rights advocates and could cause other companies that haven't offered the benefits to do so.

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