I noticed at www.goodasyou.org that a manager in New York City put up the following poster:
It was taken down on Sunday.
Pretty amazing isn’t it? It sounds like this manager, Tom Marquez, has quite the problem with gay people. This poster reminded me first of the "No Blacks" posters, or the "No Irish Need Apply" posters. It could have easily said:
This store does not believe in Black and White marriages. Any black and white activity, which includes kissing, hugging, touching, or anything else that would make our customers feel uncomfortable is prohibited in the store.
Tom Marquez, Rite Aid Managment [sic]
You see, the message is the same–only the words are the same. Would the black and white poster be allowed up? Nope. My guess is that Mr. Marquez is going to be in a bit of hot water over this one.
And here is what Queerty has to say:
"And, just for your reference, here are Rite Aid’s corporate numbers and the number for Mr. Marquez’s location: 212-727-3720. Do with that what you will…"
If you do call or email, the store is at Sixth Avenue at West 13th Street and the zip code is 10011.