mercoledì 10 marzo 2010

Viva gli sposi!

Il Washington Post ha pubblicato giorni fa in prima pagina la foto di due bei ragazzotti sorridenti, che si baciano le labbra, delicatamente, fuori dall'aula dove si sono appena legalmente sposati.

I lettori protestano con le solite argomentazioni:I veri uomini sposano le donne. Almeno non metterla in prima, che la vedono i bambini. It is not something that I want coming into my home.

Il direttore risponde, e la risposta è bellissima:

News photos capture reality. And the prominent display reflects the historic significance of what was occurring. The recent D.C. Council decision to approve same-sex marriage was the culmination of a decades-long gay rights fight for equality. Same-sex marriage is now legal in the District. The photo of Ames and Ariga kissing simply showed joy that would be exhibited by any couple planning to wed – especially a couple who previously had been denied the legal right to marry. There was a time, after court-ordered integration, when readers complained about front-page photos of blacks mixing with whites. Today, photo images of same-sex couples capture the same reality of societal change.

Applausi, applausi, viva gli sposi, GRAZIE DIRETTORE!

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