Hallmark Channel At Center Of Storm Over Ad Featuring Lesbian Brides Kissing – Update

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Updated on December 14, 2019 at 6:01 p.m. Pt with statement from GLAAD.

Hallmark Channel is facing criticism on multiple fronts over an advertisement featuring a lesbian couple on their wedding day.

The ad is for Zola.com, a wedding planning and registry company, and shows two women exchanging vows and later kissing to celebrate their nuptials. It was one of six commercials for the website that Hallmark began airing on December 2.

Conservative group One Million Moms took aim at Hallmark for airing the ad, which it said was not “family friendly.” The group launched a petition earlier this week, pressing the cable network to pull the commercial and other Lgbtq content.

“Recently, One Million Moms received concerns about Hallmark airing a commercial from Zola.com in which two lesbians are shown kissing at the end of their wedding ceremony,” the group said on its website. “Parents need to know they
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