A gay couple has filed a lawsuit against printing company Vistaprint, accusing the company of sending them “hateful, discriminatory” pamphlets instead of their wedding program, according to a federal lawsuit.
“Our goal is to hold Vistaprint accountable for the harm they have caused, to give a voice to others who may have been similarly victimized, to help prevent this from happening to someone else and to send a message that there will be consequences for acts of hate perpetrated against others,” the couple, Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg, said in a statement.
According to the lawsuit, which was filed on Tuesday in Massachusetts, the couple received pamphlets with phrases including “fight against Satan’s temptation and pursue what is good” and “do not set on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.”
The couple, married in September, argues that the pamphlets were intended to threaten them.
The couple’s attorney, David Gottlieb, said the couple did not raise the issue at the time of their wedding since they were trying to print programs for the ceremony instead.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. Vistaprint told various media outlets that it is looking further into the situation and would not discriminate against its customers.