Museum Denies Family Membership to Same-Sex Couple, Shoots Self in Foot

June 10, 2013; The Inquisitr

In Jacksonville, Florida, the “Hands On” Children’s Museum tempted fate by refusing to give family rates to a family led by a same-sex couple.

Karen Lee-Duffell has had a membership at the museum for more than three years, and was simply trying to renew when “She says, ‘Oh wait no, you’re going to have pay an extra ten dollars to add this other mom, you can’t have two moms,’ and she points up at the sign, a family membership consists of one mom and one dad.”

The director of the museum has reiterated that message, and they are apparently within their legal rights since Florida does not recognize same-sex marriage. But legal schmegal; predictably, since we inhabit the 21st century, mobilization took to cyberspace, a Facebook page has been established, and a petition initiated, against the membership policy.

NPQ figures the museum should have seen this one coming. Did they watch the last election or any of the other accomplishments achieved in quick succession of gay rights activists? We fail to see how this position makes a whit of sense.—Ruth McCambridge