The Banality of Justice As if we needed confirmation of just how mainstream we’ve become, how’s this for sensory overload? Hallmark will be offering a line of greeting cards for the same-sex couple in your life on the occasion of their marriage or civil union. The announcement was met with predictable ire emanating from the usual quarters (the American Family Association, et al.), which took it as another sign of Armageddon. A few Hallmark stores noisily declared that they would embargo the cards, to which headquarters answered that this was fine; individual outlets will, as always, be free to stock whatever lines they choose. The cards will start popping up, possibly at a store near you, some time in 2009.