Author Topic: ABC, NBC Mum on Why Gay Wedding on Rose Parade Float Wasn’t Part of TV Coverage  (Read 204 times)

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( – The two television networks – ABC and NBC – that covered the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade live on Jan. 1 are not saying why the wedding of two men atop the AIDS Healthcare Foundation’s float was not part of their programming viewed by more than 60 million people around the world.

When asked whether the wedding was covered and, if not, why not, ABC’s press office said there would be no official statement about the event and cited technical issues. NBC did not respond to the questions.

ABC ran a news article about the gay wedding on Jan. 1 saying the two homosexual men were “making history.”

“One hundred twenty-five years of tradition collided with change and controversy as the Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif., today included a gay marriage ceremony on a float,” the article stated. “The theme of the parade was ‘Dreams Come True,’ and they evidently did for Danny LeClair and Aubrey Loots.”

The local paper in Pasadena, Calif., where the parade takes place each year, posted a story online with the headline: TV Stations Cut Away From Gay Marriage During Rose Parade.”

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