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03:15 PM on 07/17/2012
I don't agree with this. Does that make me a hater? You probably say "if you don't like the cards, then don't buy them" ... but I'm thinking further on from that. My 4 year old child will go shopping at Target with me and see a wedding card with two men or two women on the cover. Shaping their thinking at such a young age. Why not sell these cards online...or at certain stores? Like it or not...homosexuality is an Alternative Lifestyle that MANY don't agree with (similar to nudism). While I don't care if someone wants to be a nudist, I don't want them walking around nude in public places. We should have the choice to see what we wanna see.
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EmmaDarian
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03:41 PM on 07/17/2012
"My 4 year old child will go shopping at Target with me and see a wedding card with two men or two women on the cover. "

Yep, and your four year old will go shopping with you and see two men or women kissing like he or she will see straight couples kissing. Or will go to school and hear about her friend's two dads or moms. Avoiding these greeting cards isn't going to keep your child from being exposed to the reality that gay people exist and live lives just like straight people (not some imagined "alternative" lifestyle).

No, you don't get to choose whether or not see gay people living their lives, just like people didn't get to choose whether or not to see interracial couples together on the street acting just like everyone else.
06:01 PM on 07/17/2012
EmmaDarian....I know gay people exist. But where do you draw the line? The nudist lifestyle offends me, and we do not have to be around it. The gay lifestyle also offends me as well as a huge percentage of Americans. So why must we immerse in something we find offensive to see? Why does it have to be "YOU better get used to it now, cause Gays are everywhere so you have to deal with it!" Doesn't the large percentage of the population have a say in this as well??
10:09 PM on 07/17/2012
We agrree. Two same gendered room mates playing houe deserve no rights. Marriage is only for a man and a women together. We must keep that garbage away from our children. God Bless America.
03:55 PM on 07/17/2012
Yet gay couples with children see heterosexuals greeting cards all the time. There are gay children...I was one. Why should we have to act like we don't exist because you want to shield your child? If you don't want your child to see gay people then keep her in her room...forever. what's the purpose of shielding your child from a non pornagraphic greeting card for a COMITTED relationship? Your daught will grow up to think badley about a certain group of people...you are filling her with uneducated logic and yes...hate.
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klonf4856
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05:43 PM on 07/17/2012
Uneducated logic! whats logical about being gay.
06:22 PM on 07/17/2012
Of course gay children will see mostly heterosexual images....because that is how people live. Gay couples need to realize they are living a lifestyle that most of America views as wrong. A minority of the population is successfully pushing their own moral views to change the MORAL thinking of the entire majority. Somehow they've managed to redefine what we believe is wrong or right. I have no idea how its working, and I at least commend the gays for their persistence. But this is not democracy, It's total madness.
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02:52 PM on 07/17/2012
Imagine if this headline read "Target selling interracial marriage greeting cards for couples." It is just as bigoted and stupid to write it about gay marriage.
03:20 PM on 07/17/2012
You can't equate interracial marriage with gay marriage. No comparison.
03:56 PM on 07/17/2012
Their both discriminating.
04:51 PM on 07/17/2012
Aeugene08, I take it as a sign of your bigotry that you deny the similarity between the interracial marriage and gay marriage. Both interracial couples and gay couples have experienced bigotry. Both these groups have needed social movements to defend their rights to equality. Shame on you!
02:44 PM on 07/17/2012
How Ironic,

I just mentioned today how much I like shopping at Target... however, I will not be continuing my business there if you want to publicly promote "same sex" cards --i have no problem with whatever people want to do you will pay the price some day for your actions... --- just don't shove it down my throat --- If you want to be that way fine--- just don't ask for special treatment of special promotions --- no one else gets that!! -we don't need to know about it!!

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EmmaDarian
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03:08 PM on 07/17/2012
There is no special treatment or special promotions. They're selling cards that depict same-sex couples just like they sell cards that depict mixed-gender couples. And if that makes you think of things being shoved down your throat, that's all on you.

So, where are are you going to shop instead of Target? I'd love to vet it for you and make sure they don't sell gay-friendly products (WalMart does).
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Solar Bear
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03:36 PM on 07/17/2012
So straight people only can have cards. Talk about special treatment and shoving it down others throats!

You just don't get the concept of equal. I'll make it easy for you then. NO WEDDING CARDS. There, that's equal, and you won't have to see any same sex cards. How's that work for ya?
02:21 PM on 07/17/2012
Just another reason for the free market to exist......and another reason I don't shop at Target.
02:45 PM on 07/17/2012
You don't shop at target because gay people can get greeting cards there?
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EmmaDarian
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03:22 PM on 07/17/2012
And straight people can get cards for weddings for all their friends, not just the straight ones, there.
02:55 PM on 07/17/2012
I hope one of those reasons is because they banned the Salvation Army bell ringers. :)
04:16 PM on 07/17/2012
Salvation Army is homophobic.
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EmmaDarian
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04:40 PM on 07/17/2012
They don't let anyone solicit. So, they're just treating the Salvation Army like everyone else, not giving them special consideration.
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Aaron Kier
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02:11 PM on 07/17/2012
Those getting bent out of shape seem to think this is some enormous promotional item or something. In reality, what are we talking about? Maybe half a dozen options in the two-row section of wedding and engagement cards? You'd think they were lining the aisles with rainbow flags or something. Jeez.
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Robbert Bricker
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02:41 PM on 07/17/2012
did someone say lining the aisles with rainbow flags?!?!?

next june cannot come soon enough!!! ;) ahahahaaaaa
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harolddundee
01:51 PM on 07/17/2012
Can you really call this controversial in this day and age?
Samearn
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10:58 AM on 07/18/2012
Based on the comments, yeah, I'd say it's still controversial...
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Patrick J Hamilton
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01:39 PM on 07/17/2012
I'd like to see them say, "We're not anti-Gay" OUTSIDE of the context of a (MINOR) new product release or controversy. I'd also like to see an It Gets Better video. I'd like to see a donation NOT to a Pride event, but to Trevor or something similar. I'd like to see them join Reuters and General Mills with a statement denouncing the MN marriage amendment. And above all, I'd like their CEO to no longer hide behind Citizens United while doling out anti-Gay money he's made off the backs of the LGBT community.
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ginnpr1
01:34 PM on 07/17/2012
I will now be shopping more at Target - as they realize everyone has a life to live that they enjoy!!!!
12:58 PM on 07/17/2012
As a 60-year-old heterosexual mother of 2, & grandmother of 2, I find Target's stance on gay marriage refreshing. They don't attempt to draw attention to their position but are simply filling a need. Homosexual marriages are becoming a part of our society. Our children and grandchildren are going to be aware of a subject that our parents never had to explain. I think it is a wonderful way to start a conversation between parents and their children about homosexuality. If a child is old enough to read a card, they will naturally be curious & ask their parents about it. Their parents can explain to their children that there are people who prefer to be married to others of the same gender. It can be a very casual conversation, started by a child's natural curiosity about what would normally be an uncomfortable subject. A parent's 'matter-of-fact' response is a healthy way to introduce a difficult topic. I hope Target does not respond to the people who will rigidly object to their position. I foresee religious groups boycotting Target because of this, but I hope Target does not bow to the pressure that will surely be forthcoming. I feel I should mention that I have no hidden agenda. No one in my family or any of my friends are homosexuals. That is not because I am prejudiced against them. The opportunity has simply never presented itself
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Robbert Bricker
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02:43 PM on 07/17/2012
if you were my gay neighbor, i'd be your friend. ;)
02:14 PM on 08/10/2013
I just learned how to do this so please accept my apology.  Thank you for your kind comment.
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greenbabel
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05:05 PM on 07/17/2012
You are one awesome grandmother.
02:16 PM on 08/10/2013
I just learned how to do this so please forgive me for not responding.  I did not even know people could respond to my comments.  Thank you for your kind remark.  I hope I am a kind and loving person, forget the grandmother stuff, lol.  
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decaturdog
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12:52 PM on 07/17/2012
This is a wonderful, positive step forward. So many children have same-sex parents that anything we can to do reassure them that this is just as normal as opposite-sex parents is a very, bery good thing.
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Eegaadzoooks
12:05 PM on 07/17/2012
I rarely shop at Target because it's too far away but now I WILL go out of my way to shop there. I'm a 70 year old straight woman and I think this is a fantastic step!! Thank you, Target!!!
08:30 PM on 07/17/2012
Same here, my nearest Target is over 20 miles away, I will look for an excuse every month to go there, if nothing else I'll by some gay wedding cards.

I copy pasted that list of pro-gay rights companies and will be doing my best to patronize them when ever I can.
11:43 AM on 07/17/2012
Good for Target for making this move in the right direction. Nice to know there is a place to buy cards such as these. Guess I'll have to shop there more often.
11:54 AM on 07/17/2012
Well looks like a push for target since I will stop shopping there.
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EmmaDarian
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12:16 PM on 07/17/2012
Where are you going to shop instead? If it's WalMart, better check out their many gay-friendly products. So, where?
01:31 PM on 07/17/2012
You are in the minority by far. Boycott all you wish,however equality will eventually win out.
11:40 AM on 07/17/2012
Go figure. Nothing new for a company owned by frenchmen.
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andy2x
03:00 PM on 07/17/2012
What are you talking about? It is headquartered in MN and headed by an American.
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Rachel Snowling
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05:41 PM on 07/17/2012
It's based in Minnesota, and owned by Americans.
10:45 AM on 07/18/2012
Goes to show what is not told to all. Just because it is based in MN. and headed by an american, it is not owned by americans. Check into it and I am sure you will find that Target is actually Owned by a French conglomerate.
11:35 AM on 07/17/2012
Target is wrong for promoting gay marriage and making such a big public issue about it. Why does such a small minority group deserve this level of exposure? Something is terribly wrong with our society.
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TBJ
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12:04 PM on 07/17/2012
Who's making a big public deal about it? Oh, the hate groups that want to boycott Target for things like greeting cards and t-shirts?
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Megan Mullins
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12:05 PM on 07/17/2012
Because they deserve the same rights that heterosexuals have. What is wrong with you? And please, have the decency not to say you are Christian. Jesus said judge not let ye be judged. Yet, here you are acting like you are God. Christianity is supposed to be about love, forgiveness and treating others, whether they believe or act the same as you, fairly. Guess you must have overlooked that in Sunday school. Also, just for the record, unless you can prove, beyond all doubt, that you made a CONCIOUS decision to be straight, you cannot accuse homosexuals of CHOOSING their lifestyle. For them, as for everyone else, when puberty hit they found themselves attracted to the same sex. That isnt choice, that is biology. Geesh.
02:20 PM on 07/17/2012
Never hate the sinner. Always hate the sin.
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skylinegra
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02:21 PM on 07/17/2012
Oh yeah? It's legal for gay men to walk around naked in San Francisco. As far as attraction, alot of gay men I know had no father and too much mothering. This idea of being born that way is total BS This has never been PROVEN by ANY biologist either baby.