In case you have missed it, or avoided it like the plague, there is a lengthy discussion regarding gays and society still going on in this post. In a related matter, the conscience of the nation, Wal-Mart, has apparently seen the legal writing on the wall and decided to include gays in their anti-discrimination policy:
- Wal-Mart Stores has decided to revise its workplace anti-discrimination policy to include gay and lesbian employees, according to a newspaper report.
The change was disclosed Tuesday by the Pride Foundation, a Seattle gay rights organization that invested in Wal-Mart and then worked to get the policy expanded
….The change means nine of the 10 largest Fortune 500 companies now have rules prohibiting discrimination against gay employees, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The one exception is the Exxon Mobil Corporation.
Mona Williams, Wal-Mart’s vice president for communications, told the Times that the most important factor was a letter to senior management from several gay employees. [AP]
this is more than just symbolic, more than 1 million people work for Wal-Mart.