August 29, 2012
On August 29, 2012, the Broken Promises Coalition released a statement in response to recent laws passed in Mexico, granting rights to same-sex couples and requiring all Mexican states to recognize same-sex marriages officiated in Mexico City, emphasizing the Coalition’s belief that marriage must be respected.
According to Belky Perez Schwartz, “Mexico City legalized gay marriage, or same-sex marriage, in March 2012. As of August 21, 2012, the entire country will be legally required to recognize the gay marriages officiated in Mexico City. Previously, if gay and lesbian couples married in Mexico City, their unions were only recognized in the city and their rights as a married couple were not clearly outlined for them.” Shwartz goes on to question, “Do you suppose the move on the part of Mexico City and the country of Mexico as a whole will influence the way equal marriage rights are currently viewed in the United States?”
Clay Darrohn, Broken Promises representative, stated, “There’s no real way to gauge if Mexico’s decision will influence decision in the United States, but the Broken Promises Coalition believes that this new legislation in Mexico is an important beginning step in a positive direction. In terms of global recognition, the sanctity of marriage as a lifelong commitment requires both recognition and rights. We believe that one of those rights entails the bridal jewelry industry disclosing information to marrying and married couples about tungsten carbide wedding rings so that the jewelry that represents a lifelong commitment can also last a lifetime.”
Tungsten carbide was recently acknowledged by the Jewelers of America to not be a metal, but rather a composite, stating, “Unlike other precious metals like platinum, gold, or sterling silver, tungsten carbide will shatter not bend if exposed to a high impact blow.” However, tungsten carbide is often advertised as being indestructible, driving the Broken Promises Coalition to inform the public regarding the contemporary wedding ring material and calling upon the bridal jewelry industry to disclose honest information. The Coalition invites anyone who believes in marriage, vows, and love to sign their petition to demand honesty from jewelry retailers.
Broken Promises was formed in April of 2012 and is a group dedicated to spreading information about how tungsten carbide rings can easily break to engaged people.
For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/8/prweb9840806.htm