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Company offers to print stationery for free

By Staff Reporter

A company has offered to print all wedding stationery of a gay couple who were refused by another printer in the Republic - for free.

Owners of KildarePrint.com Damien and Ann Stanley say the treatment of couple was "not fair".

Ann said that the offer was "not for business... it's personal. I'm against anybody being cruel to anybody else".

She confirmed that the printers will fully accommodate the Louth couple's needs.

"We will print anything they want, including stationary, their RSVP cards, their menu - whatever they want. It's not for publicity - in business, you need to have a human side.

"(Beulah Print) took their money in other respects, why not now?"

Jonathon Brennan (29) and John Kierans (35) hit the headlines when the owner of local printers, Beulah Print & Design, told him they would not do business with him because "we don't agree with homosexuality".

Jonathon Brennan said he was "infuriated and shocked". Mr Brennan said that the co-owner, Noel Tuite, initially agreed to print the invitations, but it 'became apparent' that he had changed his mind.

He added "We've been together eight years and we've never come across an instance like this. We are hurt and we are very angry."

Co-owner of Beulah Print & Design, Mr O'Leary, said: "There's a certain class of work we wouldn't do, because we are committed Christians.

"God has his hand in our lives, he helped us to started up the business, and we've dedicated it to him."

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