Target lend support to gay marriage
Aug11

Target lend support to gay marriage

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 11 August 2014 12:50

Retail giant Target has come out in favour of marriage equality. The Minnesota-based company made the announcement by throwing its support behind the Minnesota Circuit Court judges who had ruled in favour of overturning a same-sex marriage ban in the US state.

Posting on the company’s blog, Target’s Executive Vice President of Human Resources Jodee Kozlak said:  "It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes rights we believe individuals should have related to marriage,"

Whilst not coming out publicly in favour of gay marriage before, Target has a history of providing equal rights to its employees. In her blog post, Kozlak wrote Target has long offered benefits to the same-sex partners of employees. In 2014 the company received a 100% in the Human Rights Campaign’s  Corporate Equality Index.

In response to Target’s support of equal love, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is launching a boycott of Target.

NOM  has started an online petition calling for consumers to boycott Target for insulting pro-marriage Americans,"

The petition lodged by NOM president Brian Brown claims Target "has chosen to support this radical agenda, and to insult me and other pro-family Americans like me".

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