Wal-Mart CEO Has a Problem With Gays

Mike Duke, who has been chief executive of Wal-Mart Stores for just three months, is getting a lot of attention in the blogosphere. It's not the kind of attention a new CEO wants.

Same-sex parents

“Shameful, bigoted and discriminatory” is the headline over one blog post about Duke.

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Why? Because, it turns out, Duke signed a petition last year that put an initiative known as Act 1 on the ballot in his home state of Arkansas. The controversial initiative says that only married couples may become adoptive or foster parents in the state, closing the door for same-sex couples. It passed in November with 57 percent of the vote,  the Huffington Post reports.

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