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Petitioning Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid and 3 others

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


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.


This petition was delivered to:
  • Publisher
    Joseph W. McQuaid
  • Executive Editor
    Tami Plyler
  • Special Sections Editor
    Bob Charest
  • Weddings Section

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