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Walmart To Arkansas Governor: Veto Your State's Anti-Gay Religious Freedom Bill!

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Walmart CEO Doug McMillon became the latest corporate leader to support of the LGBT community this week, offering a statement in protest against the "religious freedom" bill currently sitting on Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's desk.

"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," he wrote via the company's corporate Twitter account. "For these reasons, we are asking Governor Hutchinson to veto this legislation."

— Walmart Newsroom (@WalmartNewsroom) March 31, 2015

HB1228, a near copy of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) recently passed in Indiana, would effectively allow businesses to discriminate against LGBT customers on religious grounds.

After it passed the state Legislature, a number of corporate united against the bill and are asking Gov. Hutchinson for a veto.

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In Indiana, April's List announced it was stopping a massive $40 million expansion after Gov. Pence signed the RFRA into law. It's unclear whether Walmart, which has its corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, would scale back operations if Hutchinson signed.

Not surprisingly, some replied to McMillon's tweet with outrage, and are calling for a boycott of the big-box chain. We're pretty sure Walmart will survive without their business.

The whole mess is probably best summed up by this tweet: