Only in the minds of a few far-right extremists! (No joke, there are actually people out there convinced that there is a gay conspiracy to Take Over! :eek: )
Barb and I had one on our last car, and have one to put on our current one (but misplaced it and haven’t picked up another. Most gay bookstores have them, along with the (free) HRC bimonthly magazine indicating what contributions are being used to fund. There are several other couples at our church who have them, as well.
There is a major manufacturer of wood framing hardware (I won’t mention the name here - it’s irrelevant) who’s trademark for a long time has been the “no(t) equals” symbol.
Architects and engineers often allow bidding contractors to propose using “equal” materials to those shown in the specifications - and this manufacturer apparently feels its products are superior to those of its competitors, not “equal.”
Now that the question has been answered, I’d like to waste everyone’s time with a frivolous anecdote about the abovementioned symbol.*
I have a hat with the symbol on it. I wore it one morning when I took my dad to get Lasik surgery. It was early and I hadn’t taken a shower before we left, so I threw the cap on over my messy head of hair. This provoked two responses: One from an elderly woman in the waiting room who glared at me for half an hour, and one from a doctor, who came out from behind the reception desk and asked me if I knew where he could get one.
You’re welcome. One of my friends slapped one on his car because he got it in the mail and liked the “equality” notion in general and the human rights thing sounded good. He’s straight in a mostly gay neighborhood. Hilarity ensued when I told him that between the new apartment and the sticker he was gonna have a hard time meeting women if they see him parking … he’s keeping it on, being the solid liberal he is. See? Some of us heteros are willing to take one for the team.