Wal-Mart’s Expands Policy to Protect Gay Rights

Jul 02, 2003
George Anderson

By George Anderson

According to a report in The New York Times, Wal-Mart has expanded its corporate policy to protect homosexual employees from discrimination.

Mona Williams, vice president for communications, Wal-Mart told the Times, “It’s the right thing to do for our employees. We want all of our associates to feel they are valued and treated with respect — no exceptions. And it’s the right thing to do for our business.”

Wal-Mart’s new policy does not include offering medical benefits to unmarried couples.

Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on Wal-Mart’s
decision to include gays in its anti-discrimination policy?

Senate Majority leader Bill Frist probably doesn’t agree
but Mona Williams is correct. Wal-Mart’s decision to protect gays from discrimination
and harassment in the workplace is the right thing to do.

Anderson – Moderator

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