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Target And Gay Rights Advocates At Odds

Some months back Target raised hackles among gay rights organizations when the Minnesota retailer gave $150,000 to MN Forward, which backs an anti-gay-marriage gubernatorial candidate. Since then gay-rights supporters have been boycotting the store, though both sides say they want to resolve the issue. That has been difficult, as neither side has found a way to do fix the rift.

Things got worse last month when the company sued a gay marriage group that picketed outside its San Diego store, which led to anti-Target groups on Facebook, and Lady Gaga dropping her album deal with the retailer. The company has been meeting with gay rights organizations and talking up its support of the federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and has created an online video on Facebook and its home site about its diversity efforts.



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