This may not be as low as the Human Rights Campaign originally buying Harvey Milk’s Camera Store to turn into a gift shop but it’s pretty damn close.
The HRC is setting up its own sort of “donation wedding registry” called Millions for Marriage Equality – where couples can encourage their friends and families to support the work of the HRC in lieu of gifts and in “honor of a wedding celebration.”
And as David Badash of The New Civil Rights Movement points out the HRC’s new wedding registry donation program. “isn’t even hosted by HRC, but by their marketing partner, Convio.”
Now for those of you with short memories please remember that this is coming from an organization who publicly derided; the couples that filed the lawsuit that got Prop 8 declared unconstitutional, the organization that filed suit to end DADT, and legal action that had part of DoMA declared unconstitutional. And right after each success HRC had their people out on the street fund raising saying that HRC was behind the actions when they were an impediment to those legal actions.
Yes they did work for same sex marriage in New York. But that is their job after all and they currently raise over 45 million dollars a year to do it, own an 8 million dollar office building, and pays its President Joey “Botox Boy” Solmonese over $350,000.00 a year.
Besides, it is entirely improper to EVER state that a gift is needed . It is tasteless in the extreme to tell one’s friends and family what to give for any occasion. One is to be delighted that friends and family cared enough about the occasion to give one anything at all. For HRC to stand at the gift table with its hands open to attempt to make money off of the wedding celebrations of the LGBT community is inexcusable, crass, and plain offensive