From this week’s Savage Love, Target has joined the ranks of corporations allowing religion to affect its dealings with customers. I’m not happy.
STRAIGHT RIGHTS UPDATE
Two disturbing developments in the battle over straight rights last week: First, we know Target fills its ads with dancing, multiculti hipsters giving off a tolerant, urbanist vibe and runs hipster-heavy ad campaigns positioning Target as a slightly more expensive, more progressive alternative to Wal-Mart. Well, as John Aravosis revealed on Americablog.com last week, the chain allows its pharmacists to refuse to dispense birth control and emergency contraception to female customers if the pharmacist objects on religious grounds. What’s worse, the company claims that its employees have a right to discriminate against its customers provided the discrimination is motivated by an employee’s religious beliefs. Read all about it at Americablog.com and Plannedparenthood.org.
Don’t just sit there, heteros. Defend your rights! Don’t shop at Target; write ’em and say why you’re going elsewhere. (Go to Target.com and click on “contact us,” then “Target Corporation.”)