TV station won’t air ad about gay U.S. soldier who wants the right to marry

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A Tennessee television station has declined to air an ad that shares the story of a gay Republican U.S. soldier who wants the right to marry his partner.

Though Chattanooga-based WRCB had no previous policy on airing same-sex marriage commercials, the station has decided not to air the Freedom to Marry ad due to the topic’s controversial nature, Buzzfeed reports

“It’s just a very controversial and personal issue, and we just choose to not air a commercial on either side of that debate,” Tom Tolar, president and general manager of WRCB told Buzzfeed. He added that “people probably have really strong opinions on one side or other of the debate. It’s just an emotional debate for many people.” Read more…

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