The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) has asked Minnesota companies to remain neutral on a proposed gay marriage ban.

Voters in November will decide whether to place the state's law which bans gay nuptials in the Minnesota Constitution.

NOM, the nation's most vociferous opponent of equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples, has asked the state's 50 largest companies to not take a side on the issue, KARE 11 reported.

“The corporations all have customers and employees that come down on both sides,” NOM's Jonathan Baker told KARE.

“They have customers and employees that want to support the traditional definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman, and customers and employees that would like to extend the definition of marriage to couples of the game gender.”

“What we're asking businesses to do is to create a work environment that's welcoming to all of the employees. And they can do that through adopting a neutral stance over the Minnesota Marriage amendment,” he added.

The move comes as Christian conservatives mount a boycott of Target over its decision to sell a line of Gay Pride shirts. The Minnesota-based retailer sold out of the stock in just weeks, raising $120,000 for gay rights group the Family Equality Council (FEC).