So today begins Target’s stupid lawsuit against Canvass for a Cause, a San Diego-based activist group that’s hanging out at the retailer’s shops collecting signatures and donations to support same-sex marriage. Target, with its sad history of trying to make nice with The Gays, claims it’s not going after the group’s message, but it’s actions — namely, scaring away customers. (Target says it has reports from eight stores that more than a dozen complaints were filed about the clipboard-wielding activists.) The lawsuit, filed earlier this month, already dealt Target one loss: a motion to keep Canvass for a Cause away from stores until the suit is decided was shot down. Naturally, Canvass says its First Amendment rights permit it to hang out at Target stores. At first I’m inclined to think Target must know how bad this looks to LGBTs who care where they spend their money, but then I remember that hey, they’ve got Ricky Martin to gay-washing their image, so WTF do they care.