Lesbian kiss row: Wedding planning site hits out at Hallmark

A wedding planning website has refused to advertise on the Hallmark Channel again after it scrapped commercials featuring two brides kissing at the altar.

The network removed the adverts following a complaint by One Million Moms – a conservative group linked with the American Family Association.

Zola had submitted six adverts, four of which featured a lesbian couple.

After Hallmark axed those, but not the two featuring only opposite-sex couples, Zola pulled its remaining adverts.

Mike Chi, Zola’s chief marketing officer, said: “The only difference between the commercials that were flagged and the ones that were approved was that the commercials that did not meet Hallmark’s standards included a lesbian couple kissing.

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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