AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
June 15, 2012
Local Newspaper Changes Policy and Permits Same-Sex “Engagement” Announcement
The same-sex “engagement” announcement of a male homosexual couple was initially turned down by Lancaster Newspapers because it was not “consistent with prevailing community values.” The next stop for the homosexual couple was WGAL to get the word out about what they perceived as discriminatory action by the newspaper. Within days the newspaper had caved to pressure from those demanding they run the announcement. On June 4th, Harold E. Miller, president and chief executive officer of Lancaster Newspapers Inc., said the policy had now been changed and personally called the ‘couple’ apologizing and asking them to resubmit their announcement. Read more here.
Click here to see the announcement that ran in the Lancaster papers on June 10th.
Do you subscribe to one of the Lancaster papers: Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era or the Sunday News?
Does the fact they ran the announcement for a “marriage” that is not even legally recognized in Pennsylvania concern you?
If you are concerned, you can submit a letter to the editor here. Note the limit is 200 words or less.