Walmart CEO asks Arkansas governor to veto religion legislation

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon
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The chief executive officer of Wal-Mart Stores on Tuesday asked the governor of Arkansas to veto a religious freedom measure, saying the bill approved by lawmakers earlier in the day undermines "the spirit of inclusion" in the state.

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Doug McMillon, the chief executive officer for the company based in Arkansas, in a tweet requested that Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, veto the legislation.