November 9th, 2009

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WalMart Fail

I came across this link yesterday: Wal-Mart bans gay couple for NOT shoplifting.

In brief, this is what happened: two gay men were accused of stealing BIC lighters and were asked to submit to in-store security detention, which they refused. The police summoned by the store (at the insistence of the men) handcuffed them, put them in a squad car, and separated them from their special-needs twins, who were then verbally abused by store employees in the aforementioned detention area. A review of security footage revealed that the men were indeed innocent, so they were released and reunited with their distressed children.

Did they get an apology? Some store credit for their trouble and distress? No, see, that would be the normal, decent, earth-logic thing to happen.

They were permanently banned from the chain and got a bill for 10x the value of the items they did not steal.

As usual, there is little to no major media coverage. I mean, who cares about sexual discrimination in some hick town when there are hilarious tales of people attending their own funerals to report on?

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