Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Targeting Marriage: Target's Corporate Electioneering Hurts Minnesota GLBT Families (Part 2)

In our last post, we highlighted Target candidate Tom Emmer's anti-marriage equality views. Target not only made a bad choice by supporting Tom Emmer -- they made the worst choice, using their corporate cash to support the number one anti-equality candidate in the race.

That's right -- Target candidate Tom Emmer is the only major party candidate to oppose same-sex marriage.

With the exception of Republican candidate Tom Emmer, all major candidates for governor are strongly in favor of same-sex marriage. ...

Of the candidates for governor, all but the Republican seem enthusiastic about making LGBT equality a reality. ...

“I believe marriage is the union between one man and one woman,” he says on his campaign website. “As a legislator, I have consistently supported the constitutional marriage amendment that protects traditional marriage.”

In 2007, Emmer authored a constitutional amendment to prohibit same-sex marriage and civil unions.

In many instances, Emmer has tried to change language in bills to that same-sex couples cannot benefit.
Target candidate Tom Emmer stands alone in his anti-equality, anti-gay views. Target presents itself as a diverse, inclusive, and progressive corporation. But when it came time to put their money where their mouth is, Target chose Tom Emmer.

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