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Newspapers Prefer Lesbians. More Likely To Use Lesbian Photos Over Gay Men In News Stories

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Bloomberg Politics is reporting that after Mondays news about the Supreme Court clearing  the way for gay marriages to begin immediately in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin. Same-sex couples rushed to the courthouse to exchange vows. On Tuesday, t they looked at the dozens of front pages newspapers in those states archived by the Newseum to see what photos the papers chose. And the the majority overwhelming chose pictures of lesbian same sex marriages over those of male.

*Newspapers that used lesbian same sex marriages in photos – 29

*Newspapers that used male same sex marriages in photos – 3

*Newspapers that split the difference and used both gay and lesbian same sex marriage photos – 3

Its gay male erasure I tell you! 

You can check out all the newspaper front pages HERE



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