June 4, 2011
By Adam Bink
I’ve been following this one loosely, as the American Family Association is asking their members to boycott Home Depot because Home Depot “has chosen to sponsor and participate in numerous gay pride parades and festivals,” thereby destroying the fabric of America, or something.
PFAW reports on the recent Home Depot board meeting at which the AFA presented Home Depot with their petition and evidently were turned away:
Home Depot has an 85/100 rating on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
Many of us here debate going back to the ballot in 2012 and recall the Manchester Hyatt boycott and other efforts to expose those who funded or otherwise supporting discrimination (or, in the case of companies like Apple, supported No On 8). As we examine a possible return to the ballot, taking stock of what our friends in the corporate world with deep pockets are doing is another part of the puzzle.