Former U.S. Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O’Connor is speaking to a
group of legal and business figures about keeping the court system
merit-based rather than having judges run political campaigns to retain
their seats. Advocate.com: Daily News
New York state Sen. Bill Stachowksi, who faces a tough primary challenge, is making calls to dismiss Fight Back New York, the PAC targeting him for his vote against marriage equality. Advocate.com: Daily News
Gay shoppers boycotting Target for supporting an anti-gay Minnesota gubernatorial candidate have little reason to rethink their stance as the company, the nation’s second largest retailer behind Wal-Mart, has done little in response.
Target’s negotiations with the Human Rights Campaign ended abruptly this week with the gay civil rights group releasing a statement saying Target would “take no corrective actions to repair the harm that it caused” through its political donation.
Based in Minnesota, Target has been pressured for three weeks by LGBT activists to make amends after giving 0,000 to MN Forward, a group that has run ads supporting Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer. A straight father of seven, Emmer is against same-sex marriage and supports constitutional amendments that outlaw it.
…More than 250,000 signatures have been collected from people pledging not to shop at Target again until the company promises to stop making political donations, MoveOn.org says. Protestors have reportedly appeared at 1,100 Target stores across the country…
Perhaps I was too early in saying I’d again shop at Target due to their apology, as Target isn’t seeming to fully grasp why their 0K donation supporting an anti-LGBT candidate was so cruel to LGBT community…a community the corporation states it strongly supports.
It appears to me that Target is really not that interested in our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community’s pink dollars. That kinda stinks, actually.
Police in Washington D.C. see a disturbing pattern after four recent attacks on gay men, MyFoxDC reports:
"In an attack at 15th and R Streets in Northwest on June 2, police say a man bent over and tying his shoes was attacked by three young men who first uttered a homophobic slur then hit him with a wooden object. It was around 5:20 p.m.
At 22nd and P Streets near Dupont Circle last Friday morning, police say a man had just left a bar at 1:45 a.m. when another man banged into him and called him a name. The man tried to walk away, but was confronted by a large group of men and women and knocked to the ground….The other attacks were in the 2000 block of P Street, NW on July 24 and in the 800 block of Emerson Street, NW on July 6."