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

| Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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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.

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

| Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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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.

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