Wednesday, June 08, 2005
For some reason, it seems that gay marriage legislation isn't news to the LA Times. Last week, the California Assembly came close to passing a gay marriage bill, the first time that a gay marriage bill has made it to the floor of any state legislature. The Sacramento Bee gave it a full article, but in the LA Times, it was buried down in a brief mention in the 6th paragraph in an article about an ammo ID bill. It didn't even warrant a sub-head. Then, Switzerland, in a national referendum, approved a form of same-sex civil unions. (Thanks to Finocchio for pointing it out.) The Times had a brief mention of another referendum in the same election where the Swiss agreed to scrap passport checks with their European neighbors, but narry a mention of the civil unions referendum. What's the story with the non-coverage?
Posted by Tom Chatt at 11:53 PM