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Walmart agreed to pay $7.5 million to settle a same-sex discrimination lawsuit


Walmart has agreed to pay $7.5 million dollars to settle a same-sex discrimination lawsuit, according to CNNMoney.

The suit claimed Walmart denied spousal health insurance benefits to employees' partners between 2011 and 2013.

The retail giant predicts a few thousand people are eligible.

Walmart offered benefits to same-sex couples in 2014 after SCOTUS legalized gay marriage.

It's unclear how many current and former Walmart employees are affected by the settlement.

Sally Welborn, Walmart's senior vice president of Global Benefits, said, "We're happy both sides could come together to reach a resolution."

Some people think Walmart made a good decision to pay up.

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