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Target gives $50K to group supporting anti-gay Va. candidate Ken Cuccinelli

Thursday, July 25, 2013
Back in 2010, Target Corporation was forced to apologize when it came out that it had funded campaign ads on behalf of virulently anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. The controversy hit the Minnesota-based company hard, in part because it vocally supports gay rights and has a reputation as a supportive workplace for LGBT people. [ Read more → ]

Target promotes wedding registry for same-sex couples

Saturday, July 28, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- Just weeks after it announced it was selling greeting cards nationwide to celebrate same-sex unions, Target stores is now inviting gay and lesbian couples to set up wedding registries in their stores. [ Read more → ]

Target stores nationwide now selling greeting cards for same-sex unions

Sunday, July 15, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS -- Placed on greeting card racks under the headings of "For two special men" and "For two special women," Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is now stocking greeting cards to celebrate same-sex unions. [ Read more → ]
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American Family Association, Family Research Council attack Target for selling ‘Pride’ t-shirts

Thursday, May 24, 2012
While Target created a firestorm in 2010 for donating to a conservative group backing an anti-gay, and unsuccessful, Republican gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota, the retailer now is selling t-shirts to benefit the Family Equality Council, a group representing LGBT families. Tony Perkins of the Family... [ Read more → ]

Target to offer ‘pride’ T-shirts online to benefit LGBT advocacy group

Wednesday, May 23, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- After spending the better part of the last two years fighting backlash from the LGBT community over its political donations to anti-gay candidates, retailer Target Corp. announced it is launching a pride promotion for the month of June. [ Read more → ]

Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

Wednesday, August 3, 2011
San Francisco based gay activist and blogger Roy Steele is organizing, and calling for a nationwide boycott of retailer’s enrolled in the Christian Values Network (CVN) shopping web portal, including Sears, Walmart, Sam's Club and Target. [ Read more → ]

Target shareholders pepper CEO over donations to anti-gay politicians

Thursday, June 9, 2011
Target Corp. Chairman Gregg Steinhafel on Wednesday faced some unexpected questions at the company’s annual meeting from shareholders who wanted answers about the company’s funding of anti-gay politicians. [ Read more → ]

Judge: LGBT activist group can canvass outside Target stores

Friday, April 8, 2011
A San Diego court ruled Thursday that the grass-roots activist group Canvass for a Cause (CFAC) can continue its canvassing outside Target stores. [ Read more → ]

Target sues marriage equality group for canvassing supporters outside stores

Friday, March 25, 2011
In San Diego today, a court case is set to begin in which Target Corporation is suing the marriage equality activist organization, "Canvass For A Cause" for canvassing supporters outside its stores. [ Read more → ]

Lady Gaga cancels exclusive deal with Target over anti-gay donations

Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Lady Gaga has canceled her exclusive deal with Target to carry the deluxe edition of her next release, "Born This Way," because of the retailer's controversial political donations to an anti-gay candidate. [ Read more → ]

Target revises policy on political donations, but little has changed

Saturday, February 19, 2011
Target has revised its policy on political contributions, following a furor that arose last year when it was revealed the retailer had donated money to a political action group that supported an anti-gay candidate for for Minnesota governor. [ Read more → ]
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Report: Target continued to fund anti-gay candidates even after CEO apology

Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Earlier this year, Target Corporation came under fire from LGBT activist groups when it was revealed they had donated money to a political action group that supported Tom Emmer's bid for Minnesota governor, prompting an apology from Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel. Emmer, you might recall,... [ Read more → ]
Emmer (left) and Dayton

Emmer concedes Minnesota race; Dayton to be first Democratic Governor in 20 years

Wednesday, December 8, 2010
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican Tom Emmer, a staunch opponent of LGBT rights and same-sex marriage, has finally conceded defeat to Democrat Mark Dayton in Minnesota's governor race -- Dayton will become Minnesota's first Democratic governor in more than 20 years. [ Read more → ]
Tom Emmer

Target, Best Buy’s pick for MN governor won’t support anti-bullying legislation

Monday, October 11, 2010
The national debate over bullying entered the Minnesota governor's race Saturday during a televised debate in which Republican candidate Tom Emmer said that he would oppose legislation to combat school bullying against gay and lesbian young people. [ Read more → ]

HRC penalizes Target, Best Buy in latest Corporate Equality Index rating

Monday, October 4, 2010
Retailers Target and Best Buy, along with 3M Corporation, all based in Minnesota, have been stripped of their perfect scores in the Human Rights Campaign's (HRC) 2011 Corporate Equality Index. Now in its ninth year, the HRC assesses more than 30 specific policies and practices... [ Read more → ]
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HRC pledges donation to offset Target support of anti-gay candidate

Saturday, September 11, 2010
The HRC pledged Friday to donate $150,000 to political causes in Minnesota to offset a donation by retail giant Target to MN Forward, a political group backing GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. [ Read more → ]

Target, Best Buy feel investor backlash over political donation

Friday, August 20, 2010
After weeks of public protest over its financial support of an organization that backed a GOP gubernatorial candidate opposed to gay rights, Target Corp. now faces a new form of pressure: shareholder demands that it revamp its donation process to avoid the chance of additional backfires. [ Read more → ]

Target rejects HRC call for ‘make it right’ donation to gay causes

Monday, August 16, 2010
Target Corp. said Monday it has no plans to donate money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the protests over a $150,000 donation that helped support a Minnesota governor candidate who opposes gay marriage. [ Read more → ]

LGBT groups turn up heat on Target; but is Best Buy getting off too easy?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010
While the standoff between LGBT groups and Target stores heats up over a $150,000 political donation that helped fund an anti-gay candidate for Minnesota governor, Best Buy, who donated $100,000 to the same fund, has quietly escaped much of the protests and headlines. [ Read more → ]

‘Target’ political donation helps fund anti-gay candidate for Governor

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Target Corporation has come under fire from gay rights advocates and LGBT activists for contributing to Minnesota Forward, a political action group that has come out in support of anti-gay gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. [ Read more → ]
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