Sign of Confusion

May 26, 2008 at 4:15 pm in ICME

I don’t know where you stand on the issue of gay marriage but I’m all for it. I believe that people enjoying equal rights is a good thing.

I recently spotted a sign that shares my beliefs, but also leaves me confused. Take a look for yourself:

Gay Nuptial

This sign brings up some questions that I can’t answer:

  1. Is “congratulations” the right word to use in this case? Have you ever told someone; “Congratulations on no longer being discriminated against”? I rarely ever say that.
  2. It says “Gay Nuptial” as in one marriage. Are the people who own this florist only happy for one gay couple? Or do they know a woman named Gay Nuptial who is getting married soon?
  3. Isn’t it just a wee bit crass to take a landmark court decision that grants citizens basic human rights and use it as a marketing initiative?
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