Thursday, July 22, 2010

Twin Cities Pride Reviewing Options In Wake Of Target Support For Anti-Gay Republican Tom Emmer

Target's support for anti-gay Republican Tom Emmer is burning bridges and destroying trust with communities and organizations that thought Target was on their side. The latest: Twin Cities Pride is now discussing how to respond to Target's decision. From
Twin Cities Pride Executive Director Dot Betsler tells that her organization is still trying to decide how to respond to Target Corporation’s donation of $100,000 in cash and $50,000 worth of goods and services to MN Forward, a Republican pressure group founded by former Pawlenty deputy chief of staff Brian McClung that’s helping fund ads supporting GOP gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. ...

Pro-business Emmer may be, but the state legislator has also been linked to a prominent local anti-gay group, and has not exactly been at the forefront of the fight for LGBTQ equality in the Minnesota legislature, last May voting against a popular anti-bullying bill that was ultimately vetoed by Governo Tim Pawlenty.

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