Hallmark To Sell Same-Sex Marriage Cards

Hallmark, the nation’s largest greeting card company, is rolling out four same-sex marriage cards in response to consumer demand. The cards, which feature two tuxedos, overlapping hearts, or intertwined flowers are neutral, with no actual mention of weddings or marriage, so they’ll still be suitable in states where same-sex marriage hasn’t been legally recognized — every one but Massachusetts and California. While it’s wonderful that such a huge corporation is recognizing this group, the cards won’t necessarily make it into all Hallmark stores, as each can choose whether or not they want to add the cards to their selection. So, if a Hallmark’s store owner is against homosexuality, his customers might not have access to these cards, kind of like how some pharmacies refuse to fill birth control prescriptions because their owners don’t agree with their use. [CBS News]