Local Minnesota TV: Marriage Proponents Seek Corporate Neutrality


This report by KARE-11 includes an interview with Jonathan Baker of NOM's Corporate Fairness Project:

A national group working to ban gay marriage has asked Minnesota's largest corporations to remain neutral on the issue.

The National Organization for Marriage sent letters to the state's 50 largest companies, as well as the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce, asking them to remain neutral on the marriage issue.

Gay marriage is already against the law in Minnesota, but voters will decide in November whether to place that ban in the state Constitution. The amendment would define marriage as solely between one man and one woman.

"The corporations all have customers and employees that come down on both sides," Jonathan Baker of NOM told KARE.

"They have customers and employees that want to support the traditional definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman, and customers and employees that would like to extend the definition of marriage to couples of the same gender."

The Target Corporation found itself taking some heat from opponents of gay marriage when it launched a pride tee-shirt campaign in honor of Gay Pride Month, which is June, selling a variety on designs online for $12.99 a piece.