Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg, who received the pamphlets in place of the programs on the eve of their Pennsylvania wedding past year, have sued the company in federal court for MA, arguing that the delivery was intended "to threaten and attack" them.
On the evening before their wedding in western Pennsylvania, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg sat down together to open up a package they had received from Vistaprint that morning.
The couple's lawsuit says they were horrified to find the package they received the day before their wedding contained pamphlets with "hateful, discriminatory and anti-gay" messages.
Instead the pamphlets they received warned that, among other notions, "Satan can only influence us to want to sin".
Lust of the Eyes is what attracts us to sin when we look at it. "Until we have had the opportunity to complete our investigation, we can not comment further".
According to The Washington Post, the couple seeks a judgement declaring the company's conduct was unlawful, as well as an unspecific amount for the "economic damages, mental anguish and emotional distress" they faced as a result.
Despite their horror at what they'd received, the couple was determined to go ahead with their wedding and paid to have replacements made up by another company. The couple, who lives in Australia, were speechless when they saw what they had been sent.Читайте также: Leon Goretzka to Liverpool
Borg and Heasley had to spend more money to get the correct programs printed - though not through Vistaprint.
The Dutch company has a regional headquarters in MA.
"After four months of being married, the pain from those memories has not faded", Heasley said. We pride ourselves on being a company that celebrates diversity and enables customers all over the world to customize products for their special events.
The updated statement, from CEO Trynka Shine and Vistaprint founder Robert Keane, continued: "We, and our partner, are committed to understanding how and why this happened".
'To know that any customer could feel treated in such a way, especially during a time that should be filled with joy, is extremely disheartening.
"We have never been more disappointed to let a customer down", they added.
The wedding programs ordered by Borg and Heasley were to have listed the order of events in the ceremony, members of the wedding party, and the lyrics to the song "Treasure" by Above and Beyond which played as the couple walked down the aisle.
Michael Willemin, an attorney for the couple and a partner at the firm Wigdor LLP, said his clients, who now live in Australia, hope their lawsuit helps increase awareness surrounding the issues facing LGBTQ people.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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