Target: We're Still Neutral On Marriage
Despite the invitation for gay people to use their gift registry, yesterday a Target spokesman declared that the company is "remaining neutral" on the pending anti-gay marriage bill in their home state of Minnesota.
"Be yourself, together," the text of the ad reads. "Build a Target Wedding Gift Registry as unique as the two of you." Does this mean Target Corp. is ready to make a commitment, too? Is Minnesota's most prominent corporation taking a public stand supporting gay marriage -- and opposing the Minnesota marriage amendment, which is coming to a vote in November? Nope. Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder confirmed Friday, July 27, that Target hasn't changed its neutral stance on the amendment, which would add existing state law to the Minnesota constitution stating that marriage is legal only between one man and one woman. "We recognize that there is a broad range of strongly held views on the MN Marriage amendment," Synder said in a statement. "Consistent with our longstanding support of civic engagement, we strongly encourage our team members to exercise their right to vote in November."Now neither side will be happy with Target. Oh, well done.