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Why The Blackout Of TV Coverage Of Same Sex Marriage At The Rose Bowl Parade?

Gay Marriage Rose Parade

On New Year’s Day Aubrey Loots and Danny Leclair became the first gay couple married atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float in the Tournament of Roses Parade.  But none of the millions of television viewers who watch the parade in over one hundred countries were able to see it due to every television station ignoring it.

So called “christians” wept and gnashed their teeth in the days leading up to the wedding.  But as the marriage took place hundreds of pectators cheered, providing a mass affirmation for the couple, but not everyone present was supportive of the couples marriage or of the lgbt community.

Several television stations filming the parade cut away from the float, major stations like NBC, ABC.  And even those cutie Canadian twins  Drew and Jonathan Scott of HGTV’s  Property Brothers who were covering the parade for the channel talked about the float itself, but did not mention the historic moment that had taken place just minutes before

None of the television stations have given any reason as to why they cut away or didn’t announce the couples marriage and they won’t unless we ask them.

Contact NBCABC, and HGTV, via Twitter and ask them why they ignored a historical event in LGBT history.


REDDIT To Go Dark in Protest Of SOPA On 1/18, Wikipedia And Others May Follow Suit

Reddit, the popular social news website has announced that it will go dark for 12 hours to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, on Jan. 18 for 12 hours, starting at 8 a.m. E.T. During that time, the site’s content will be replaced with “a simple message about how the PIPA/SOPA legislation would shut down sites like reddit, link to resources to learn more, and suggest ways to take action.”

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales has said that he hopes to coordinate with the site so that Wikipedia does the same Google, Twitter and Facebook have all been rumored to be participating because of comments made by NetCoalition’s Markham Erickson but may also be seeking alternative ways of protesting in thier own right.