Tag: mark dayton

What’s Brewing: 3rd El Paso suspect arrested

Ivan Gallardo Your weekday morning blend from Instant Tea: 1. A third suspect has been arrested in a brutal beating outside a gay nightclub in downtown El Paso on May 7. Ivan Gallardo, 17, is charged with aggravated assault with...

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Gay marriage ban keeps moving toward Minn. ballot

MARTIGA LOHN | Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — A proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage moved closer to getting on Minnesota’s 2012 ballot Monday, clearing a Republican-led House panel after its first...

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Target changes giving policy that led to boycott

Target has changed its corporate donation policy more than six months after LGBT groups criticized the company for donating $150,000 to Minnesota gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer, who said he thought someone who said it was OK...

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Emmer concedes; Target doesn’t

Republican Tom Emmer finally conceded defeat to Democrat Mark Dayton in the Minnesota governor’s race. Although behind by 9,000 votes, the homophobic Emmer still thought he should have won. The race gained national...

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HRC still calling on Target to ‘Make it right’

A reader wrote to me last week and said that he and his boyfriend are continuing to boycott Target, and he requested an update. I contacted Paul Guequierre, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, who said the organization is...

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How is Target’s donation being used

MN Forward is the group to which Target and Best Buy directed a combined total of $250,000. The organization is a political action committee supporting a candidate with pro-business positions. Here’s the ad they released...

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Gay rights group: Target won’t offer olive branch

STEVE KARNOWSKI  |  Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has decided against giving money to gay-friendly causes to quiet the uproar over a $150,000 donation that helped support a Minnesota governor candidate who opposes...

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