Monday, July 26, 2010

Human Rights Campaign: Target "Helping A Candidate Who Shamelessly Rejects Equality For LGBT Minnesotans"

Human Rights Campaign, one of the largest and most visible GLBT rights organizations in the United States, released this statement criticizing Target's support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer:
Target has worked hard to create a fair and equitable workplace for its LGBT employees, and should be proud of its leadership in this area. It is for this reason that HRC is very disappointed in Target's significant monetary contribution to Minnesota Forward, a group supporting the most clearly anti-LGBT candidate for Governor in Minnesota. We have reached out to Target to express our concern over this contribution. While political contributions to support candidates are not a factor in HRC Foundation's Corporate Equality Index, HRC finds it puzzling that Target would take great steps to support LGBT inclusiveness while simultaneously helping a candidate who shamelessly rejects equality for LGBT Minnesotans.
Read more about the HRC's statement and Target's response (or lack thereof) to the national outcry over their support for Tom Emmer at MN Progressive Project.

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