BYU Bookstore Yanks Hallmark Same-Sex Marriage Cards

By Brian Shields

Wed Aug 20th, 2014 10:44am America/Los_Angeles

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday.

BYU spokeswoman Carri Jenkins said Wednesday that the cards were placed on the shelves by Hallmark. Jenkins says they were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them after photos surfaced online.

She said the outside vendor stocked the shelves without realizing the school wouldn’t want to sell the cards.

Acting on same-sex attraction with any form of physical affection is a violation of the school’s honor code.

BYU is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which has stood behind its belief that marriage should only be between a man and a woman despite a growing societal movement in support of legalizing gay marriage.

A call to Hallmark wasn’t immediately returned.

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