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Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison co-led a group of 15 AGs in penning an open letter to retailer Target “urging the company to be “mindful of its obligations” to the LGBTQIA+ community. The letter also urged Target “to double down on inclusivity, reject hate in all its forms, and stand firm in the face of intimidation and discrimination.”
Other Attorney General signatories on the letter included Rob Bonta from California, Aaron Ford of Nevada, Kristen Mayes of Arizona, and Brian Schwalb of the District of Columbia, among others. The letter stated that Target could use various state laws in “efforts to protect its staff and customers in the face of hate-based intimidation, harassment, threats, or attacks.”
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The letter said:
Indeed, all our states have laws protecting against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in places of public accommodation like Target stores. While these laws certainly do not create a legal obligation for retailers to offer any particular merchandise or create any particular displays, they do demand that customers be treated equally.