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Should USA Today expect reader complaints after publishing front-page photo of two men kissing?


USA Today's front page on Thursday featured an above-the-fold photo of two men kissing in front of the Supreme Court, celebrating two rulings that were seen as victories for same-sex marriage proponents.

In 2010, the Washington Post ran a similar photo on one of its front pages. That immediately resulted in complaint calls and nearly 30 readers canceling their subscriptions. It's two years since then and, as the polls indicate, views toward same-sex marriage are liberalizing with each year.

Did USA Today receive any complaints for its own front page? "A lot of times I get the [reader] complaints and I don’t have anything on my e-mail or phone mail at this point," a spokeswoman told TheBlaze. She said she'd get back to us if the publication's customer service department starts receiving them.

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[via Newseum]

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