There's a new wrinkle in the ongoing relationship between Target Corp. and the LGBT community. According to AP, Target is suing the marriage equality group Canvass for a Cause to try to stop them from canvassing at their stores. Target, however, told AP they are still committed to LGBT rights. AP reports:
"Our legal action was in no way related to the cause of the organization and was done so to be consistent with our long-standing policy of providing a distraction-free shopping experience by not permitting solicitors at our stores," the company said in a statement sent to The Associated Press.
Target says it has taken similar action against a number of organizations representing a variety of causes. It alleges in the lawsuit that the San Diego group's activists harass customers by cornering them near its stores' front entrances and debating with them about their views on gay marriage.