Target announces its support for gay marriage

In a company blog post, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Jodee Kozlak stated that the retail chain signed on to a court filing in support of marriage equality.

For the past several years, it’s been tough to figure out just where Target’s leadership stood on the issue of gay marriage, but this week the company took a clear stand in favor of marriage equality.

In a blog post, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer Jodee Kozlak stated that the retail chain had signed on to an amicus brief—which had already been signed by a number of national companies including Apple, Nike, and Facebook—in a case before the federal courts. The case deals with judges striking down bans on gay marriage in Wisconsin and Indiana.

Kozlak wrote:

As our leadership team discussed signing on, we took time to consider the bigger questions at hand. This brief is important, as the issues it addresses have significant impact on businesses. But it is more than that and we agreed that now is the right time to more directly share our views on this issue.

It is our belief that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes rights we believe individuals should have related to marriage.

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