The truth is not that Target and its leadership have suddenly turned on their commitment to gay rights. It’s more that it never really existed to begin with. Further research shows that Target has funneled significant funding to the most socially conservative of Republicans and that it boasts a frightening culture of anti-gay candidate support from Target’s own stable of top executives.
This is a bummer. Wal-Mart is evil and has been for decades, so Target was generally the best alternative for a sort of low-cost general retailer. Now it seems Target is evil, too — and that it has been for some time. Oh well. Who among us really needs more low-cost general junk, anyway?