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Anti-gay groups call for Target boycott over retailer’s support for gay marriage

| Friday, August 8, 2014
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A number of anti-gay groups are calling for nationwide boycotts of Target after the chain signed on to a legal brief supporting marriage equality. The National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association say the company's public support for same-sex marriage is a "slap in the face to millions of pro-family customers."

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Target joins legal brief supporting marriage equality

| Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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MINNEAPOLIS -- Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that are taking a stand, just four years after the retailer came under criticism for supporting a strident opponent of same-sex unions. Target said it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case and publicly declared its support ...

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

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, July 25, 2013
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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.

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Target promotes wedding registry for same-sex couples

| Saturday, July 28, 2012
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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.

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

| Sunday, July 15, 2012
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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.

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American Family Association, Family Research Council attack Target for selling ‘Pride’ t-shirts

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, May 24, 2012
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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...

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

| Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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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.

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Gay activist calls for boycott of retailers supporting Christian Values Network

| Wednesday, August 3, 2011
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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.

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Target shareholders pepper CEO over donations to anti-gay politicians

| Thursday, June 9, 2011
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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.

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Judge: LGBT activist group can canvass outside Target stores

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

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