A 23-year-old pharmacy technician from Lexington, South Carolina is challenging the nation's largest greeting card manufacturer to recognize her two moms, and gay and lesbian parents around the country.
Kristiana Johnson's moms have been together for eight years, but every mother's day is bittersweet, since Johnson can't find cards that appropriately thank and recognize the hard work her moms put into raising her. That's why she's started a petition at Change.org to convince Hallmark to create Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for same-sex parents.
"Having two moms or dads doesn't make a family any less loving or special," Johnson writes in the petition, which currently has more than 1,000 signatures. "We laugh together. We cry together. And we celebrate together. I know it would mean so much to my moms — and moms like mine all over America — if Hallmark made cards celebrating families like ours."
Johnson notes that in 2009, Hallmark began producing wedding cards targeted to same-sex couples. "As the largest manufacturer of greeting cards in the United States, Hallmark has the opportunity to lead the industry again by providing cards that reflect the lives of all families," Johnson writes.
You can sign the petition here, and join the call upon Hallmark to make greeting cards that celebrate all families.