Wal-Mart is going to start offering benefits to associates’ same-sex domestic partners.
Gay news blog Towleroad first reported that the largest U.S. retailer would include domestic partners in its 2014 benefits plan.
Wal-Mart spokesperson Randy Hargrove confirmed the company’s new policy to Business Insider.
The benefits extend to same or opposite-sex spouses or married partners, according to Hargrove.
Here’s the postcard Wal-Mart sent to employees this week explaining the changes in benefits:
Wal-Mart offers benefits options for part and full-time associates. The retailer is the largest non-government employer in the U.S.
Business Insider Emails & Alerts
Site highlights each day to your inbox.