Meet John Taft, a man that Pioneer Press reports as a “life-long Republican…the great-grandson of U.S. President William Howard Taft, as well as CEO of a brokerage that administers $227 billion in assets” and who is also leading the corporate charge against Minnesota’s anti-gay marriage amendment because he has a daughter and a stepdaughter who are both lesbians.
Pioneer Press reports:
So Taft, chief executive of RBC Wealth Management in Minneapolis, is working quietly behind the scenes, hoping to amass the safety in numbers that will allow Minnesota business leaders to say — in public — what they’re now saying only in private.
“They don’t want to be the first ones in the pool. Well, guess what? I jumped in the pool first. The water’s just fine,” Taft said in an interview at his downtown Minneapolis office.
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