Blog: Gay pride
Leonie Barrie | 11 August 2006
Who’d have thought Burton Menswear would become a trailblazer for gay marriage? The rather staid men’s outfitter has caused a media storm with a window display showcasing a pair of gay mannequins, and by and large the pink press is full of support. The Norwich city branch displays a civil partnership and a sign on the window reads: “Formal hire for weddings and ?” Reflecting changing times and attitudes, dozens of gay and lesbian couples have married since civil partnerships came into operation in December 2005. I’m just surprised no-one’s jumped on the window-display bandwagon before now, and that it still has the capacity to shock.
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