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Fri Aug 16, 2019, 02:30 PM

Publisher of anti-LGBTQ editorial inexplicably blames poor proofreading

Source: ThinkProgress

Publisher of anti-LGBTQ editorial inexplicably blames poor proofreading

The CEO of the newspaper chain, Pittsburgh Pirates owner Robert Nutting, reportedly found the screed "unintentionally" problematic.

JOSH ISRAEL
AUG 15, 2019, 11:16 AM
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2019, 3:21 PM

The publisher of a daily Virginia newspaper that printed an anti-LGBTQ editorial earlier this month, questioning both the right of same-sex couples to marry and the very existence of transgender people, reportedly called the screed an “honest mistake” and an error of proofreading.

The comments came after the publisher and the CEO of the newspaper chain, Pittsburgh Pirates owner Robert Nutting, spoke and agreed the attack was unintentional.

On Monday, ThinkProgress reported the Winchester Star — a paper owned by Nutting’s Odgen Newspapers chains — recently ran an editorial attacking Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) for touting “Virginia’s dubious 21st century achievements — i.e., homosexual marriage, elevation of the transgender lifestyle, etc.”

The paper’s publisher, Mike Gochenour, told ThinkProgress that his paper “has a long history of supporting and advocating for LGBTQ rights … and will continue to do so,” attempting to justify the complaint about “homosexual marriage” as a poorly worded criticism of the way marriage equality came to Virginia. The federal courts struck down Virginia’s unconstitutional prohibition on same-sex unions in 2014 and the Supreme Court overturned all such bans in 2015.

Gochenour did not respond to questions about how erasing transgender people’s identities, as the editorial did, was supportive of LGBTQ rights.

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Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/publisher-of-anti-lgbtq-editorial-calls-it-honest-mistake-but-doesnt-correct-or-remove-it-fd3966706414/

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