Target Unwilling to Give $150,000 Donation to Gay Rights Groups

On Monday, Target Corp. said that to calm down the tumult caused by a $150,000 donation, which was helpful in supporting a Minnesota Governor contender, who is against gay marriage; it will not shell out funds for gay-friendly causes. The giant vendor said that seeing the current scenario it was "best to wait".

It is reported that the uproar led to a boycott campaign on Facebook and demonstrations outside its outlets. An anti-boycott site from conservatives that supported Target, also cropped up on Facebook.

Human Rights Campaign officers said that the retailer rebuffed their suggestions to contribute to gay rights groups in order to make up for the previous donation.

Meanwhile, Human Rights Campaign is mulling over whether to defer Target's 100% rating on the Corporate Equality Index, which is an assessment of corporate hiring assortment policies on a scale of 0% to 100%.

Joe Solmonese, the group's President said, "If their initial contribution was a slap in the face, their refusal to make it right is a punch in the gut, and that's not something that we will soon forget".

It is noteworthy that this year, according to a Supreme Court decision, corporate organizations and unions can make use of their funds during election campaigns.