Wal-Mart Is Going To Start Offering Benefits To Same-Sex Partners

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.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.