Target joins the fight against gay ma...

Target joins the fight against gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana

There are 39 comments on the Examiner.com story from Aug 6, 2014, titled Target joins the fight against gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana. In it, Examiner.com reports that:

Target Corporation made a bold on Tuesday. The company has become one of a growing number of high-profile businesses to take a position on the issue of same-sex marriage by publicly taking a stand against state marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana.

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Jumper The wise

Owensboro, KY

#1 Aug 6, 2014
Well there's another company that will go belly up in a few months.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#3 Aug 6, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
Well there's another company that will go belly up in a few months.
OH? Why do you make that claim?

Is it because most of the Fortune 500 have policies that protect against discrimination because of sexual orientation?

Or is it just that you really are a fool? More than 80 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 now ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

Fortune 500 Firms Expand Gay Rights Support After DOMA Decision
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/fort...
Ex Senator Stillborn

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 6, 2014
Burl wrote:
I refuse to ever shop at Target again!
What do you mean? You've always been a shoplifter.

BTW, what operating system do you use? Because whichever it is, that company favors lgbt rights and marriage equality. Boycott that, Cletus.
Jumper The wise

Owensboro, KY

#5 Aug 6, 2014
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>OH? Why do you make that claim?
Is it because most of the Fortune 500 have policies that protect against discrimination because of sexual orientation?
Or is it just that you really are a fool? More than 80 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 now ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Fortune 500 Firms Expand Gay Rights Support After DOMA Decision
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/08/fort...
Oh?

well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only 3% rather than the 12% that gays would lead us to believe.

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

St. Louis, MO

#6 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Oh?
well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only 3% rather than the 12% that gays would lead us to believe.
It would probably be a good idea if you checked out the stance of every major company that you might patronize. You may be surprised at how few choices you have, so far as companies that support equal rights for GLBTs. You may just have to go without a lot of commodities that you would ordinarily purchase. Good luck with that.

“Equality marches on! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#8 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Oh?
well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only 3% rather than the 12% that gays would lead us to believe.
You yammer on and on about what a small percentage of the population is gay, so if it is such a small number, can't you find another segment of the population with larger percentage to fixate over? It would make your obsession much more relevant, percentage wise.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#9 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Oh?
well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only 3% rather than the 12% that gays would lead us to believe.
We all have families and friends, dear. Why is it that the anti-gays always seem to fantasize that only gay people are friendly to gay issues??

Oddly enough,*I* have to reign in some of my *straight* friends every now and then when they go all batshit crazy about some horrible injustice toward their GLBT loved ones.

What makes you think that only 3% of the population supports equal treatment under the law? If that was true, do you really think we'd have ANY equal protections right now?
Latter Day Taints

Philadelphia, PA

#10 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Oh?
well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only
You stupid garbage, lgbt people and str8 allies are the overwhelming majority. Educated heterosexuals don't want to support bigoted businesses. They prefer socially progressive ones.

It has nothing to do with your poorly thought out claims about the percentage of people who are lgbt.
Latter Day Taints

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>I just knew your
No, you're am ignorant reprobate bigot who is so buybull clueless that you think you won't be widely described as such. It's on you, filth.

Oh, by the way, cretin, you didn't address the content: LGBT and str8 allies are the overwhelming majority now...except in backwater, rube infested communities.
Dan

United States

#14 Aug 7, 2014
I wish Target would concern themselves with securing my customer data intead.

I bet their shareholders do also.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/business/ta...
Latter Day Taints

Philadelphia, PA

#17 Aug 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
I wish Target would concern themselves with securing my customer data intead.
The two are disconnected, like your thought processes.

The data breach happened when Target did not support marriage equality and when it gave money to virulently anti gay politicians, directly or indirectly.

Maybe _that_ was the causality, you cretin.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#18 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Oh?
well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only 3% rather than the 12% that gays would lead us to believe.
So you can prove that every gay man and woman was counted in the survey?

Really?

The figure CAN'T be wrong when people admitting they are gay can cost them there job in 29 States?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#19 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Well....you got crabs!
I just knew your crude insults would appear here.

I don't blame the others.You comment to be hurtful.

(sound familiar?)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#21 Aug 7, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>You're funny.Not 'gay' funny,but ha ha funny.
and you complain about people posting childish insults and two posts later you resort to childish behavior.
Currywurst

Dallas, TX

#23 Aug 7, 2014
Dan wrote:
I wish Target would concern themselves with securing my customer data intead (sic).
They're multitasking. The records of your "lady's intimates" purchases are safe.

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#24 Aug 8, 2014
Jumper The wise wrote:
<quoted text>Oh?
well if they are counting on the gays to shop there to make up the loss of profit than they will be sorely disappointed.As America's homosexual population is only 3% rather than the 12% that gays would lead us to believe.
The loss of WHAT profit? If anti-gay folks boycotted every business that supports marriage, they would end up living in an unfurnished cave somewhere.
Roberto

Anonymous Proxy

#25 Aug 8, 2014
Dan wrote:
I wish Target would concern themselves with securing my customer data intead.
I bet their shareholders do also.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/business/ta...
Nope. Kissing up to queers is way more important than making sure your credit card information is secure.
Shirvel s Shrivel

Philadelphia, PA

#26 Aug 8, 2014
Roberto wrote:
<quoted text>
Nope. Kissing up to queers is way more important than making sure your credit card information is secure.
Another tee baggrz closet case who won't ever understand "causality."

When the data breach happened the company was run by a different CEO who did not have the company supporting marriage equality and who gave lots of money to anti lgbt candidates.

Maybe with a more progressive CEO back then the place would have been better managed overall...with no data breach.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#27 Aug 8, 2014
DNF wrote:
Or is it just that you really are a fool? More than 80 percent of companies in the Fortune 500 now ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.
Only a fool would make that claim and then furnish a link that proves it's a lie.
"They include 61 percent of the Fortune 500"
Shirvel s Shrivel

Philadelphia, PA

#28 Aug 8, 2014
Wondering wrote:
<quoted text>
Only a fool would make that claim and then furnish a link that proves it's a lie.
"They include 61 percent of the Fortune 500"
Oh, you posted that then?

Because you have not read the stats correctly, if you check a variety of sources, anyway.

You probably confused the percentages for "protecting in employment on the basis of sexual orientation" and "offering domestic partner health insurance" (which is apparently only around the 60% mark) or with some other metric.

Because you're mentally ill, homosexually crazed, not well educated and patently stupid.

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