The Target Corporation came under fire recently for, along with Best Buy, contributing $150,000 to MN Forward, an organization that has given quite a bit of money to Tom Emmer, the candidate for governor in Minnesota who believes in strict anti-gay policies!
In an even more deplorable move, Target recently announced that they stood by their decision and will make no corrective efforts to rectify the situation!
The Human Rights Campaign's Joe Solmonese says in a statement:
“All fair-minded Americans will now rightly question Target’s commitment to equality. If their initial contribution was a slap in the face, their refusal to make it right is a punch in the gut and that’s not something that we will soon forget. However, with full marriage equality hanging in the balance in Minnesota, regardless of Target, it’s important that we as a community send a message that we will work tirelessly to elect pro-equality candidates.
“Target and Best Buy have – and no doubt will continue to have – model employment policies for LGBT people. We will continue to support those efforts. But before they can regain that exalted status among their consumers, they need to make things right in Minnesota. The nation’s LGBT community has shown these two companies enormous customer loyalty. Now it’s time for that faithfulness to be returned.”
Agreed! Absolutely shameful!
Not to mention that to give that kind of money to an organization that blatantly ostracizes a portion of their consumer base is STOOPID!
Hopefully Best Buy will not follow suit! And there's still time to make it right, Target!
EQUALITY for all!
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