Walmart has sent a message to Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson that HB1228, a bill similar to Indiana’s “License To Discriminate” law, is a bad idea.
“Every day, in our stores, we see firsthand the benefits diversity and inclusion have on our associates, customers and communities we serve. It all starts with our core basic belief of respect for the individual.
“Today’s passage of HB1228 threatens to undermine the spirit of inclusion present throughout the state of Arkansas and does not reflect the values we proudly uphold.
“For these reasons, we are asking Governor Hutchinson to veto this legislation.” – Doung McMillon, Walmart CEO
Gov. Hutchinson has said he plans to sign the legislation.