Target publicly endorses gay marriage

Target publicly endorses gay marriage

Target publicly endorses gay marriage

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Posted on August 6, 2014 at 8:23 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Target Corp. is adding its name to a legal defense of gay marriage, joining other large companies that have taken a stand on same-sex unions.
 
   Target says it has signed a court brief backing marriage equality in a pending court case. Starbucks, Intel and Apple have publicly backed gay marriage advocates in court cases or ballot issues.
 
   Nearly all of Minnesota's biggest corporations declined to take a position on the 2012 state referendum to ban gay marriage except for General Mills, which opposed the ban. The referendum failed and the state Legislature passed a bill recognizing same-sex marriage in 2013.
 
   The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1qUU8DQ ) says the case in which Target has filed a brief combines legal actions in Wisconsin and Indiana. Federal judges overturned gay marriage bans in both states and state officials appealed.
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   Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com
 

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