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Looks like my boycott of Wal-Mart can come to a quasi-close.
Wal-Mart will not make corporate contributions to support or oppose highly controversial issues unless they directly relate to our ability to serve our customers.
Wal-Mart does not have a position on same sex marriage and we do not give preference to gay or lesbian suppliers. Wal-Mart does have a strong commitment to diversity among our associates and against discrimination everywhere.
This is a nice result. I’m glad that people spoke out and were able to get Wal-Mart to change course. Now if only they’d stop using sweatshops in China, I could feel good about shopping there…