Target signs brief challenging same-sex marriage bans - KMSP-TV

Target signs brief challenging same-sex marriage bans

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Minneapolis-based Target has signed onto a brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals supporting two cases that challenge state bans on same-sex marriage.

Essentially, the brief that Target signed evaluates the issues created by states that both prohibit same-sex marriage and don't recognize marriages conducted legally in other states. Both cases, Baskin v. Bogan of Indiana, and Wolf v. Walker of Wisconsin, are on appeal to the Seventh Circuit after federal district courts in those states struck down prohibitions on marriage equality.

“At Target, we have long offered comprehensive, competitive benefits to our LGBT team members and their families, often above what is legally required. We continue to do so today because we believe doing so is right for our team and for our business. But current laws — in places like Wisconsin and Indiana that are addressed in this brief – make it difficult to attract and retain talent. These disparate laws also create confusing and complicated benefits challenges across multiple states,” executive vice president and chief human resources officer Jodee Kozlak wrote on Target's blog.

 

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