A band of 30 companies and organizations, including IBM Japan, Panasonic, Sony, Dentsu and Dai-ichi Life Insurance, “announced standards for making workplaces more welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Recognition of same-sex weddings in the form of congratulatory bonuses and partner benefits is at the heart of the guidelines, along with such gender-neutral facilities as restrooms and changing rooms.”

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