Tell New Hampshire's Union Leader to Publish Same-Sex Wedding Announcements
  • Petitioned Joseph W. McQuaid

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Joseph W. McQuaid
Executive Editor
Tami Plyler
Special Sections Editor
Bob Charest
Weddings Section

Tell New Hampshire's Union Leader to Publish Same-Sex Wedding Announcements

    1. Petition by

      GLAAD

New Hampshire made history when it became one of a handful of U.S. states (and the District of Columbia) to legalize same-sex marriage.

Perhaps someone ought to let one of the state's largest newspapers, The Union Leader, know. Because the newspaper has turned down a wedding announcement from a gay couple, saying that their newspaper policy prohibits them from printing announcements about gay weddings. Same-sex couples, according to The Union Leader, ought to be invisible.

The couple at the heart of this story, Aurelio and Greg, are exploding their story out through the blogosphere now, calling attention to The Union Leader's refusal to print their wedding announcement.  After all, New Hampshire not only has a marriage equality law on the book, but they also have good anti-discrimination laws intended to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation.

In other words, The Union Leader has no leg to stand on, other than the tired precept that homophobia ought to dictate newspaper policies. Send The Union Leader a message now, urging them to get rid of their policy that prohibits same-sex wedding announcements from being printed.

 

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    • Alisa Neely FLAT ROCK, MI
      • about 3 years ago

      same-sex couples wedding announcements should be printed, just everyone elses......STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST GAYS.

      STAND UP FOR WHAT'S RIGHT: EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL....which includes GAY RIGHTS!

      ALISA NEELY

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    • Makaela Makaela HAQHTVFFQHZVEBZCRNE, MO
      • about 3 years ago

      Hey, good to find seoomne who agrees with me. GMTA.

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    • Hollie Hollie EXAVPNMQFD, IA
      • about 3 years ago

      Hats off to wheeovr wrote this up and posted it.

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    • Jenna Grabey READING, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Marriage is a ritual of commintment and love between two people. Who said that one had to be a man and one a woman? This is just what YOU are accustomed to, but not everyone is.

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    • Leslie Gray OLYMPIA, WA
      • over 3 years ago

      You are targeting GLBT individuals for discrimination and violating their civil rights.

      I feel that you should be aware that the members of the GLBT community that you're discriminating against were actually born the way they are. We don't choose our orientation any more than you choose yours. Don't believe me? Watch this AMA video, made for the training of the doctors of this country.

      http://media01.commpartners.com/AMA/sexual_identity_jan_2011/index.html

      And, if man was truly made in god's image, then we were made the way we are by your god, and you have no right to hate us.

      http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/02/09/my-take-the-bible%E2%80%99s-surprisingly-mixed-messages-on-sexuality/?iref=allsearch

      By presuming to be god's judge on earth, you are robbing yourselves of god's love. The lord loves everyone, because he made us all, even you.

      Turn aside from the path of hate; it only leads to the smoking gates. Jesus preached love and kindness and never once condemned anyone.

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