Vistaprint posts emotional open letter to LGBT community after being sued by a gay couple

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Printing company Vistaprint has renewed support for same-sex marriage following a controversy with sending religious texts about sinfulness of homosexuality instead of wedding pamphlets to a gay couple. In a lengthy statement on the Vistaprint website, CEO Trynka Shineman and founder Robert Keane assumed that the company is in favor of equal rights in general and same-sex marriages in part, so they are deeply disappointed with the incident and promise to investigate it as soon as possible, because it is disheartening to hurt their customers so deeply, especially when they have a Special Day. It is not the image the company wants for itself. : “Vistaprint in no way condones – and does not tolerate – discrimination against any of our customers based on their race, religion, gender or sexual orientation. We have encouraged members of the LGBTQ community to use our services to help celebrate their life events for many years, and have published thousands of wedding invitations, programs and other content for same sex couples,” the statement reads. They went on saying that they have already contacted the couple “to express our sadness that this incident occurred, and disappointment that this in any way diminished the joy of their wedding day memories. We are hoping to establish a dialogue with them so together we can use this incident as an opportunity to shine a light on important LGBTQ issues.”

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