Target is selling Papyrus wedding cards
for gay and lesbian couples in Virginia.
In 2012, the Minnesota-based retail
giant began selling a line of cards under the headings “For two
special men” and “For two special women.”
Patrice Sadd, a spokeswoman for Carlton
Cards, which is owned by American Greetings, said at the time that
the company and Target together decided to offer “wedding cards
relevant for everyone.”
The Washington Blade's Michael
K. Lavers on Sunday tweeted a photo of Papyrus cards on sale at a
Target store in Alexandria, Virginia, where gay couples are not
allowed to marry but may exchange vows in neighboring Washington D.C.
offers six such cards, most of which are blank inside with the
exception of two.
A “Mr. & Mr.” card features
two black bow ties on the front and inside reads, “Happy, new,
wonderful and amazing beginnings to you both. Congratulations,”
while a “Mrs. & Mrs.” card features two bridal veils and
reads, “Celebrating the beginning of a life of love and a dream
come true. Congratulations on your marriage.” Each card sells for
In 2010, Target
became the target of a boycott over its $150,000 donation to MN
Forward, a political action group that backed gay marriage foe Tom
Emmer's gubernatorial bid.