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Is NBC’s Today Willing to Let GLAAD Educate Them About NY Marriage Laws?

Because all communication between companies now takes place over Twitter, GLAAD says NBC’s Today show requested a sit-down to discuss its heteros-only wedding contest — a move that comes after @TodayShow tweeted @GLAAD “We are listening. A complicated issue.” Today exec producer Jim Bell will meet with GLAAD officials, though it’s unclear when that will happen, or whether it will matter; Today‘s wedding contest ends Friday. The same day Lady Gaga is scheduled to perform.

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  • Joe

    I hope before she performs, Gaga will say something about what a twat the Today Show is for being douchebags on all of this.

  • CJ

    NBC says, “It’s complicated.”

    How about, “It’s another example of justifying discrimination” ?

  • JMJ

    Statement from TODAY:

    Over the past few days TODAY has received a considerable response regarding our wedding contest application. The rules stated that eligible couples must be able to be legally married in New York, where we will host the wedding, therefore excluding same-sex couple applicants. Our intent was not to be discriminatory or exclusive. In 2005 when the wedding took place outside of New York, the application process was open to same-sex couples. We have listened to every voicemail and read every email. We take this feedback seriously, and we will change our application process. TODAY is a longtime supporter of the LGBT community, and GLAAD considers us an ally. We are committed to keeping those relationships strong and positive. We have opened up the application process to same-sex couples, and will extend the deadline to Monday, July 12. Moving forward, we ensure that our future wedding contests will be inclusive of all couples.

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