The owner of a baby shop in New York has caused an outcry after advertising a 10% discount for lesbian mothers in the window.
Karen Paperno owns the Boing Boing boutique in Brookyln. She has previously advertised discounts for twins, firemen and ‘oldies’ without anyone batting an eyelid, but it seems her latest promotion is a step too far.
Paperno, who is heterosexual, says she intended to use the discount to reach out to minorities and as a feminist gesture.
She has been receiving death threats and told the Brooklyn Paper, “I’m living in fear – I feel so violated”. However, she is standing firm and refuses to remove the sign from her shop window.