Sunday, October 24, 2010

New Hampshire's top daily balks at publishing gay wedding notices

New Hampshire's Union Leader of Manchester is refusing to publish gay wedding notices in its pages, despite the fact that same-sex marriage is legal in the New England state. New Hampshire is one of five U.S. states that recognize gay marriage.

However, publisher Joe McQuaid reportedly said the paper isn't 'anti-gay' but does believe "marriage" should be reserved as something between a man and a woman. Notably, the Union Leader is a privately owned publication. Previously, the newspaper has taken an editorial stand against the state's move to legalize same-sex marriage.

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1 comment:

  1. This is one of those issues that draw controversy - and a lot of it. While I respect everyone else's rights to have an opinion, mine is that homophobia, in any way, is a dangerous element within any society. Further, encouraging homophobia can be inspirational to some very fringe characters (who often possess extreme views that include institutional or actual violence against people). So, this stand by the Union Leader is, in my opinion, a very bad thing.