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Tuesday, 19 May 2015 16:57

A Lesbian Couple Shocked To See That The Designer Of Their Engagement Ring Now Shows An Anti-Marriage Equality Sign

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Pam Renouf and Nicole White, a lesbian couple from Newfoundland in Canada that prepares their marriage, were very shocked to learn the other day that the owner of a jewelry store where they ordered an engagement ring now displays an anti-equal marriage sign.

One can thus read on the shop window: «The sanctity of marriage is under attack. Let's keep marriage between a man and a woman.»

Nicole White told The Telegram: «If I had to know those posters were there beforehand, I wouldn’t give them business

«I don’t know your personal beliefs; you don’t know my personal beliefs. You know that we’re a same-sex couple, but that's fine. Keep it business.»

Co-owner Esau Jardon has explained the subject in an interview with CBC stating that no one would be discriminated in his shop:

«Nothing in that shop or in these posters is against the law... There's nothing there that means to discriminate or to hate anybody else.

«When I walk on Church Street in Toronto, where I am right now, and I see [rainbow flags], and I see a lot of signs and a lot of things on public property, I don't have a problem with them. I accept it. I chose to come to Canada...and we accept the whole package... I don't discriminate against that, nor do I come and tell them to take them down. For the same reason, I ask to have the same respect in return, especially when it's in my own business.»

He does have the right to post what he wants in his store as the LGBT community shows the rainbow colors. We also have the right to go into another shop in accordance with our values.

Since their ring was not yet finished, the owner agreed to refund Pam and Nicole.

«The ring symbolizes love, and just knowing that that’s the sign that they have up there — every time I look at my ring, yes, I’ll think of us, clearly, but also everything we went through,» White told The Telegram. «So I don’t want my ring from there anymore.»

Photo credits: CBC


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