Almost any move by Walmart counts as news. But in a week dominated by coverage of the debate over Indiana‘s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a move by the retailing giant to dive into the issue of religious freedom and gender-orientation discrimination is a show-stopper. The comments alluded to in the story below are about an Arkansas bill that would parallel the controversial Indiana law. >>>
Walmart CEO Doug McMillon is asking Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a bill that “threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion.”
On Tuesday, Arkansas’ House approved a religious freedom measure that is similar to the one signed into law by Indiana Gov. Mike Pence just last week. On Monday, Gov. Hutchinson said he would sign the measure into law once it gets to his desk…..