Friday, April 8, 2011

Superior Court Rules Against Target

Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Barton ruled that Target
did not present enough evidence to show Canvass for
a Cause volunteers have been harassing its customers.
Barton also says the store entrances are considered a
public forum under California law. The Minnesota
based retail giant had asked the court for a temporary
injunction to stop the volunteers from collecting
signatures & donations in support of gay marriage.
Barton advised the San Diego group to be respectful
when they canvas & not to impede the flow of traffic.
Canvass for a Cause director Tres Watson called the
ruling a victory for not only his organization, but for
free speech. The ruling by Judge Barton comes after
Lady Gaga ended her deal with Target over its lack
of support for gay rights. Target is expected to appeal
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Anonymous Tres Watson said...

Superior Court Judge Jeffrey B. Barton denied Target’s motion for an injunction to stop Canvas For A Cause (CFAC) from protesting near customers. This is not just a victory for the LGBT community it’s a victory for everybody who supports the fundamental American values to free speech. It’s hard to read the tealeaves. They bring out their million-dollar lawyers and go after grass-root groups that don’t have a lot of money. It’s always a David vs. Goliath situation.
It’s a PR disaster for Target.

Tres Watson, Canvas For A Cause, Executive Director

April 8, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

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