Artist Perry Hoffman’s design for stamp REJECTED by the US Postal Service

So, here’s the story. Besides planning to get married with my beautiful male lover of almost three years, I recently signed up with zazzle a company that puts your design on things like mugs and US postal stamps, t-shirts etc. Yesterday I designed a stamp commemorating the California Supreme Court decision to allow gay people to get married. The stamp was rejected by the US Postal system for their policy which reads:
Policy Violations:
Incorporates material that is primarily partisan or political in nature.
Incorporates material the primary purpose of which is to advocate or protest any particular religious, social, political, legal or moral agenda of any person or entity.
That’s quite a lot of censorship. Who decides? I just sent another design in for a stamp with just the date May 15, 2008… will they approve it? We’ll see.
And, if you’d like to see what I did with the stamp design that was banned, look here. It’s apparently legal on a coffee cup. Well, nevermind, ZAZZLE took it off their site without a warning to me… oh well. IS it 1984 ?

One Comment Add yours

  1. Dick says:

    Have you ever looked into CafePress? They only seem to ban things that are anywhere close to copyright infringement. They allow anything and everything related to movements, politics, etc.

    My poor Back to the Future replica Grays Sports Almanac prop. 😦

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