Gay Marriage Legal But Notice Not Accepted

Gay marriage may be legal in New Hampshire but the state’s largest newspaper – the Union Leader – will not publish gay marriage announcements.

According to an Associated Press story by Kathy McCormack published in tomorrow’s Nashua Telegram:

“The New Hampshire Union Leader of Manchester said it has a constitutional right to choose what to print.

Publisher Joe McQuaid said the paper isn’t “anti-gay,” but believes that marriage is between a man and a woman. He said the paper is opposed to a recent state law legalizing gay marriage.  

“While the law sanctions gay marriage, it neither demands that churches perform them or that our First Amendment right to choose what we print be suspended,” McQuaid said. “In accordance with that right, we continue our longstanding policy of printing letters to the editor from New Hampshire citizens, whether or not they agree with us.”

Read the story on-line here at the Nashua Telegraph.