Marriage is a beautiful thing, isn’t it, and the wedding preparation is a good prelude for what is to come- tears, laughter, surprising twists and turns, and, unfortunately, politics. So maybe there aren’t liberal-versus-conservative arguments regarding which wallpaper to pick or what style of pizza you should order (thin crust!), but there are life decisions that should reflect the healthy choices you want to make to support thriving happiness.
One of the ways to start out a happy marriage is to register for wedding gifts with companies that are gay-friendly. It is important to spend money where businesses are not only supporting gay marriage with marketing but are treating their gay employees and their domestic partners with the same benefits as legally married couples.
There are many local vendors that are LGBTQ friendly that are available for wedding registry. These businesses can be tracked down through Rainbow Wedding Network and Equally Wed. The vendor lists are extensive and include businesses of all kinds to offer everything from kitchenware to artwork to hobbyist pieces.
More major companies are coming forward with full support of gay marriage. This allows engaged couples to navigate through wedding registry acrobatics with ease. Here are a few of the popular companies that will be a joy to register with:
Amazon is the greatest place to register, hands down. You can find anything you want on their and the site is easy to navigate and understand. Anything from dishes to electronics can be purchased through the site and shipping is cheap!
West Elm, Pottery Barn, and Crate & Barrel are also fantastic businesses to frequent. Home goods and decor are found here and the looks span from modern and chic to homey and familiar. If you’re looking to furnish a new home through your registry, these are great companies to use.
If you’re looking for gift cards from apparel shops with good taste and gay-friendly politics, you might try these brands. Coach, Kenneth Cole, and Ralph Lauren are positive places to spend a buck without worrying about supporting discrimination.
Don’t be discouraged. There are a lot of businesses out there with positive messages and supportive stances to champion gay marriage. Don’t forget to check locally for more options and congratulations! Have fun getting hitched!