Saturday, October 23, 2010

Gay Agenda Counters Freedom of Press

The refusal by [New Hampshire's] largest newspaper to run a wedding announcement from a gay couple has drawn the ire of one of New Hampshire’s Democratic congressmen, among others.

-- From "Largest NH paper won’t print gay marriage notices" by Associated Press 10/23/10

The New Hampshire Union Leader of Manchester says it has a constitutional right to choose what to print. Publisher Joe McQuaid says the paper isn’t "anti-gay," but believes that marriage is between a man and a woman. He said the paper is opposed to a recent state law legalizing gay marriage.

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Paul Hodes called on the paper to change its policy and respect the state law. He challenged Republican opponent Kelly Ayotte to denounce its decision. An Ayotte spokesman said government officials have no business telling a free press what to do.

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From "Paper taken to task over gay-marriage stance" by Jenna Staul, Keene Sentinel Staff 10/23/10

Hodes said Union Leader Editor Joseph W. McQuaid “should respect the laws of New Hampshire and allow (Tine and Gould) a place in this newspaper along with other couples being married this weekend.

“The Union Leader’s disgraceful policy of exclusion harkens to a different time in this country when people were denied opportunity because of their race, religion and ethnic origin,” Hodes said in the letter.

[McQuaid said,] “This newspaper has never published wedding or engagement announcements from homosexual couples. It would be hypocritical of us to do so, given our belief that marriage is and needs to remain a social and civil structure between men and women and our opposition to the recent state law legalizing gay marriage.”

Gay marriage was legalized in New Hampshire in March 2009

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