Target features gay couple in wedding registry ad

Fri. July 27, 2012 1:06 PM by

Minneapolis, MN - Target has released an ad for its wedding gift registry which features a gay male couple.

In the ad, two very happy looking men dressed in tuxes face each other and clasp hands under the headline: "Be Yourself, Together."

"Build a Target Wedding Gift Registry as unique as the two of you," the ad's byline states. The caption "That's Love" appears in bold italics in the upper left hand corner of the ad.

The advertisement comes a month after the retail chain offered a line of Gay Pride shirts for sale online. One shirt included a graphic of a pair of rainbow-colored sunglasses. Each of the four styles sold for $12.99 and $12,000 from the sale of the shirts – which quickly sold out – was donated to the Washington D.C.-based Family Equality Council, which supports gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender families.

Earlier this month, Target also began selling wedding cards for gay couples.

The moves come two years after Target became the target of a boycott over its $150,000 donation to MN Forward, a political action group that backed gay marriage foe Tom Emmer's gubernatorial bid.

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