Hallmark under fire for gay cards

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The Idaho Values Alliance has urged the owner of seven Hallmark stores not to carry a set of four greeting cards created to celebrate same-sex marriage. By Hallmark’s acknowledging gay marriage, the company “is doing what 48 states and the federal government have refused to do, and that is to recognize homosexual marriage,” Bryan Fischer, IVA’s executive director, said in a statement.

Three of the cards feature gender-neutral illustrations, with either hearts or flowers. A fourth shows the torsos of two men in tuxedos holding hands.

The IVA specifically asked Philip Jordan, owner of seven Hallmark stores in Nampa, Idaho, not to carry the cards. An associate manager at one of the stores told PrideDepot.com, an LGBT news website based in Idaho, that his store was not planning on selling the cards as part of its inventory, though interested customers could purchase the cards upon request.

Read the full story from the Advocate.


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