Target donations favored ban on gay marriage

TARGET-OPEN-SECRETS.jpg Retailer Target caught flak for supporting Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who has a strong record on antigay activism. Though Target's CEO has apologized, more has now emerged, including donations from colleagues overwhelmingly in support of California's anti-gay-marriage Prop 8. Abe Sauer points out that executives there leave a long and consistent paper trail of donations to right wing candidates: the lesson learned is not that Target has "changed," but that it was ever thus. [Star Tribune, Huffpo & The Awl]