Meridian Star

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November 8, 2013

Walmart employee fired after asking gay man to leave store

CHICKASHA, Okla. — A Walmart employee who allegedly asked a gay man to leave the store in this Oklahoma town Wednesday has been fired, according to a company spokesperson.

"He is no longer with the company," Walmart corporate spokeswoman Kayla Whaling said. "After investigating the situation, we determined his behavior was inappropriate and unacceptable for Walmart."

Jonathan Pacheco said he and his boyfriend were shopping in the Chickasha Walmart when an unnamed employee asked Pacheco about his sexual preferences, commenting that "it is Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve."

"He told me that I wasn't allowed in his store," Pacheco said.

Pacheco spoke with two store managers, but said nothing was done about the situation. He decided to leave.

"I just walked away," said Pacheco. "I wasn't looking for any kind of fight and we weren't acting inappropriately. I just wanted to buy some cookies."

Walmart is looking into issuing an apology, according to Whaling, but Pacheco said Thursday he has yet to receive one.

Details for this story were reported by The Chickasha (Okla.) Express-Star.

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