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08/16/2010

You'd think with so many jumbo paper towel packs, Target would be better at handling messes

by Jeremy Hooper

Right when they open a long-awaited Manhattan store, too:

Target Corporation Message to LGBT Community: We Won’t Make it Right
HRC to Devote $150,000 in Minnesota to Elect Pro-Equality Candidates

WASHINGTON – After two weeks of good-faith discussions – and two tentative agreements – with Target Corporation, the company has informed the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, that it will take no corrective actions to repair the harm that it caused by contributing $150,000 to an organization supporting a vehemently anti-gay candidate closely associated with a Christian rock band that advocates death and violence to gay people. In response, HRC announced that it will devote $150,000 of its own resources to help elect a pro-equality governor and legislature in Minnesota. The next governor will likely have the opportunity to either sign or veto marriage equality legislation in the North Star State.

“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,” said HRC President Joe Solmonese. “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.”

*KEEP READING: Target Corp. Message to LGBT Community: We Won’t Make it Right [HRC Back Story]

**And over the weekend, this:

Oh, Big Red -- make this right. Nobody makes a generic bottle look better than you. But nobody's going to help make LGBT people's lives look generic and still get their money.

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