Reader reaction to Reuters news
New York state celebrates first same-sex marriages
NEW YORK/NIAGARA FALLS, New York (Reuters) – Wedding fever hit New York on Sunday, as hundreds of gay and lesbian couples lined up to be married on the first day that same-sex marriage was legal in the state.
Regarding this, the people of NY state are not “celebrating” as you unconditionally describe it; rather they are evenly split, with many polls showing less than a majority support it.
Your duty is to report the news, not distort it to match your particular opinions.
We did not intend to imply that all New Yorkers support the marriages. We meant celebrate in the sense of commemorating an event with ceremonies, etc.
In retrospect it may have been somewhat clearer to have said the same-sex marriages were conducted, held or something like that: GBU Editor
Nancy (L) and Sharon Gerbracht are among forty six couples wed in a large same-sex ceremony, near the brink of Niagara Falls, in Niagara Falls, New York July 25, 2011. REUTERS/Doug Benz