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Target sues marriage equality group for canvassing supporters outside stores

| Friday, March 25, 2011
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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.

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

| Wednesday, March 9, 2011
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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.

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Target revises policy on political donations, but little has changed

| Saturday, February 19, 2011
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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.

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Report: Target continued to fund anti-gay candidates even after CEO apology

| Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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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,...

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

| Wednesday, December 8, 2010
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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.

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

| Monday, October 11, 2010
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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.

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

| Monday, October 4, 2010
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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...

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HRC pledges donation to offset Target support of anti-gay candidate

| Saturday, September 11, 2010
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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.

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Target, Best Buy feel investor backlash over political donation

| Friday, August 20, 2010
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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.

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

| Monday, August 16, 2010
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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.

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