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New Hampshire Paper Won't Run Gay Marriage Announcement

New Hampshire Paper Won't Run Gay Marriage Announcement

Gay marriage is legal in New Hampshire, but that doesn't mean all nuptials are treated equally. The state's largest newspaper, the Union Leader, has refused to print a newlywed couple's announcement simply because they're gay. The decision was not an oversight but a political decision, according to publisher Joseph W. McQuaid, who 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.

Of course, he went on to say that the paper is not antigay, but simply "for marriage remaining the important man-woman institution it has always been." Seems like the paper shares the opinion of President Obama, who cut an "It Gets Better" ad to speak out against gay bullying, but still opposes gay marriage. Do you think such a position is possible? Can you support gay Americans while opposing gay marriage?

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