Last week, Hallmark released a
Valentine's Day ad which includes a gay couple.
“This Valentine's Day, we celebrate
extraordinary love stories all around us,” the ad's description
reads. “And we honor them with #NoOrdinaryCard.”
In the 30-second commercial, a man
appears to be describing how he proposed marriage to his wife.
“I cupped her face in my hands. I
looked straight into her eyes. She looked at me. And I said,
'There's no other love in this whole wide world than the love I have
for you. I love you always,'” the man says before kissing his
As he speaks, images of other couples,
including a gay male couple, appear on the screen.
The gay couple is immediately
recognizable as Dustin Reeser and Spencer Stout.
In 2013, Stout invited friends and
family to a Salt Lake City, Utah Home Depot to help him propose
marriage to his boyfriend. Video of the elaborate musical proposal
in the lumber aisle quickly went viral.
Depot flashmob ends with gay marriage proposal.)