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Gay VDay Cards Debut in India

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In recognition of the first Valentine's Day since the Delhi high court decriminalized gay sex in July, the largest card chain in India is selling greetings tailored to same-sex romance.

According to DNA, "Archies has stacked the shelves of 500 stores across big cities as well as small towns with five different Valentine's Day cards for gays and lesbians ahead of February 14."

An Archies spokesman said the company had been considering the idea for a while, but the court decision, viewed as a reflection of growing acceptance of gay people, prompted the move now.

DNA reports that Archies is offering "two cards for gay men, two for lesbians and one gender-neutral card," with basic wording.

"A lesbian version says: 'For my girl friend from your girl friend.' The gender-neutral card reads: "Oh how totully gay!'"

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