Target Rejects Demand for Pro-Gay-Rights Donations

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Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel.
Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel.

Earlier this month, mega-retailer Target (which has a new East Harlem location) issued a public apology after donating to conservative Republican Tom Emmer’s campaign for Minnesota governor, but the company has now rejected demands from the Human Rights Campaign to donate to pro-gay-rights candidates in order to balance things out. HRC president Joe Solmonese said, "All fair-minded Americans will now rightly question Target's commitment to equality." Please don't, says Target! "We believe that it is impossible to avoid turning any further actions into a political issue and will use the benefit of time to make thoughtful, careful decisions on how best to move forward," Target's rep explained. And here we thought Target was just about cheap DVDs and fun apartment accessories!

Target: No equality in donations [Politico]