NOM Boycotting Target Over Retail Giant’s Support of Gay Marriage


The National Organization for Marriage has announced their latest boycott target, Target, after the retail giant recently signed on to an amicus brief in support of marriage equality pending in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. The cases before the 7th Circuit are challenging state bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin.

BrownWrote NOM president Brian Brown:

Target and other companies need to be forced to realize that it is their alignment with the radical cause of redefining marriage that is "bad for business"—not states' marriage laws that uphold and protect the common-sense idea that kids do best with a mom and a dad!

So I'm announcing a new boycott today, against Target, for insulting consumers like you and me. The brief they signed in court this week insinuates that people like you and me, who would vote to uphold traditional marriage, as akin to segregationists and racial bigots. Would you want to shop at a place that viewed you in that way? 

Back in 2012, NOM launched a failed boycott of Starbucks over the company's support for gay marriage. Maybe they'll have more luck this time… 



  1. james street james says

    If he keeps banning places that sell groceries we’re not going to recognize him.

  2. sjorgl says

    The truth is finally getting to these people.
    You are akin to segregationists and racial bigots.
    Own it!

  3. bkmn says

    Brian needs to be forced to realize that blindly supporting a bunch of pedophile protecting priests is not a good thing, that no one listens to him, his hygiene is severely lacking and that he CAN do something about his bad breath and brown teeth.

  4. Will says

    It is sad that the media even gives these people attention any longer.

    I predecit by 2020 these groups won’t be able to get on any TV network (even Fox News). Ask yourself, when was the last time your saw a member of the KKK in the media talking about their hate?

  5. Craig says

    God I wish he’d boycott all companies that support marriage equality. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. We’d never have to hear from him again!

  6. Craig says

    God I wish he’d boycott all companies that support marriage equality. Microsoft, Apple, Google, Facebook, etc. We’d never have to hear from him again!

  7. walter says

    here we go again another anti gay boycott by the bigots but it won’t be very effective since most of the bigots are walmart shoppers any way.

  8. e.c. says

    Bri, Starbucks didn’t care about your boycott efforts and they don’t even have any skin in the game so to speak. Target runs a large bridal registry service. Happy couples getting married means more toasters and blenders for Target’s bottom line. Guess what they’re gonna do Bri?

  9. Scooteroo says

    Too bad NOMs use of the Target bullseye is severe copyright infringement set to reduce the dwindling coffers of an already unsuccessful and flaggeling.NOM.

  10. Chrislam says

    All these bigots are going to be butthurt when the Church finally admits that the Bible makes no mention of gay marriage. Homosexuality – yes (depending on the interpretation)….but gay marriage – no. The only closest thing is the story of David and Jonathan.

  11. Bart says

    And Target yawned.

    (Though the secrutiy guard at the Target near Brian Brown’s home will miss him coming in and trying on the ladies lingerie…)

  12. Bernie says

    Poor Brian Brown, that picture of him looks like his veins are popping and his face is beet red! Maybe, his blood pressure is rising because NOM is LOSING! He should see his Dr. and then update his resume so that he can start applying to rat/dog catcher jobs!

  13. The Milkman says

    I have trouble feeling sorry for Target. After the crap they pulled in Minnesota, donating money to some anti-gay bigot running for governor and then obfuscating for months afterward, they’ve shown that their support for GLBT equality is pretty weak for those people who don’t work for them. Target, like every other corporation, exists for one purpose only… to make money for their shareholders. Any veneer of affirmation for our equal civil and human rights is just that, a thinly-veiled PR effort that will certainly do an about-face at the slightest provocation.

    Let them boycott Target. No one will care. Just like no on cares that I (and many others with a shred of memory) don’t shop there anymore.

  14. Caligula Goldberg says

    The Milkman is so correct!

    A tiger can’t change his stripes overnight!

    This is just another thinly veiled attempt to get back our gay $$$!

    I have never shopped at Target, and especially after they played dodgeball over their donations to antigay organizations. Remember?
    An desperate, apologetic, politically correct, bigot is the worst kind of hypocrite. They didn’t like us then, and they DONT need us now!…Keep your gay $$$ in your pockets

  15. Caligula Goldberg says

    That goddamned Brian Brown just cant stop!
    He’s busier than a one-eyed cat watching two mouse holes
    Can’t somebody do something to shut her ass down?!

    I hope Target sues the snot out of them for using their logo!

  16. simon says

    That’s all he can do now after the Supreme court told him to fudck off. Making some noise, organizing some “conference” and march and issuing some threats to companies in order to justify his six-figure salary.

  17. Eugene R says

    NOM please just practice your beliefs without trying to change the ever evolving culture in the USA. You have your beliefs and others have theirs. And, frankly, I don’t think they give a darn about yours.