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The Mother's Day card for lesbians

Parenting

London - A British supermarket has printed a Mother’s Day card for lesbian parents.

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File picture: It is the first same-sex Mother’s Day card produced by Sainsbury’s. Picture: Reuters

The card carries the message ‘To My Lovely Mums’. It is the first same-sex Mother’s Day card produced by Sainsbury’s.

The retailer said it wanted its selection "to better reflect the growing number of non-traditional families". 

The move comes after it began to sell same-sex Valentine’s Day cards, and featured a lesbian couple among a range of families in its Christmas commercial. 

Commercial director James Brown said: "We’re delighted to be expanding our Mother’s Day range this year to include a same-sex card, giving our customers greater choice."

Around 20 000 children live in households with same-sex couples.

The UK greeting card industry is worth an estimated £1.7-billion, with Mother’s Day alone bringing in about £400m.

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