(Closed) Newspaper refuses to print a same-sex wedding announcement. Wow.

posted 6 years ago in LGBTQ
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Wow… Just wow… I’m in total disbelief…

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Wow, that is really alarming… and SAD in this day and age.

On the otherhand… this is the electronic age… so it isn’t like a Couple only has ONE choice any more.

They can put it in a Newspaper anywhere in the country (or another country… as Canadians we’d love to welcome them), on the internet or on a Webpage.

Acutally, I am certain that some of the BIG National Newspapers would be quite pleased to put this couple’s Wedding Announcement in their Social Pages, maybe even for FREE in light of the situation (not to mention a newsworthy PS of WHY they are happily running it cause some narrow minded newspaper wouldn’t)

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Oh wow.  Sad…. People are so ignorant.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

The good news is, this couple’s engagement has now been publicized more than it ever would have been just by a single announcement in one paper.  However, I really hope that their “review” results in a change in policy.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

The New York Times, probably the biggest wedding section in America, had this same policy until I think 2010.

Obviously well within the newspapers rights and within the rights of the public to not read or buy that paper.

Hard to blame them if same  sex weddings are only available in less tha 20% of the States in the country.

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Wow, that’s absolutely ridiculous. 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

That’s just plain sad.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@kiley0812:  I agree with you here. It’s sad, but at the same time, I can see where the newspaper is coming from. I mean, gay marriage isn’t legal or recognized in ND. They may feel that the backlash from readers, if they had included the announcement, would have been much greater than if they had not included it.

Newspapers are private companys and have every right to do what they feel is best for them.

What is sad, however, is that so many people are against gay marriage that the newspaper thought they would lose money by printing such a joyous announcement.

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Stoppy – I just don’t see how you can fault a ND newspaper for not posting something that isn’t legal in the state.  I think the ‘blame’ and the anger is heading to the wrong place.

I guess I wouldn’t expect a paper to post something that isn’t legal in the state as something newsworthy.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Northeast ND is not exactly a bastion of diversity so this doesn’t surprise me…but it does make me sad.  I hope it gets overturned.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@kiley0812:  I wasn’t faulting the newspaper. I was agreeing with you… That’s why I mentioned that it wasn’t legal or recognized in the state. Also, why I said that they are a private company who have every right to do as they feel best.

I’m not sure what you mean?

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Okay, than we agree.  I had your opinion incorrect in my head.

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