Same-sex marriages aren’t universally recognised yet, however Target stores nationwide are now selling greeting cards to celebrate them. (Cheers, Alex). Sitting comfortably alongside the usual ‘Mr & Mrs’ cards, each one is adorned with a message: from ‘Mr & Mr’ to ‘Two very special women, one very special love.’ OK, so the cheesy copy needs some work – but this is definitely a step in the right direction!
The cards hit shelves in mid-June, a month after the retailer began selling T-shirts with gay pride themes, and two years after Target drew a backlash for a $150,000 donation it made to a group backing Tom Emmer, the Republican gubernatorial candidate who opposed gay marriage. The cards are made by Carlton Cards, a unit of American Greetings, who are pleased to offer “wedding cards relevant for everyone.”