Walmart’s remarkable gay rights journey

April 1, 2015 9:32 PM

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It’s hard to overplay the cultural influence of Walmart, the ubiquitous global retail giant that also happens to be America’s largest private sector employer.

So, today’s decision by the company to publicly stake out a position urging Arkansas’s Republican governor to veto a bill that critics say will result in discrimination against gays and lesbians marks something of a turning point in a controversy playing out across a number of US states.

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