Facebook Blocks Gay Marriage USA’s FB Page — Then Apologizes
Maybe Facebook shouldn’t listen to the complaints of knee-jerk homophobes:
Facebook has apologised after it blocked the operator of one of America’s leading same-sex marriage campaigns from accessing the service when he posted a photograph of a mixed-race gay couple online.
Murray Lipp, the founder of the Gay Marriage USA Facebook page, which has 300,000 fans, received a notification that the photograph of a gay couple was “offensive”. The photograph of the marriage of a bishop at a relatively small Pentecostal church movement with his husband resulted in a number of complaints.
In a message sent to Lipp by the Facebook administrators, he was told that he would be prohibited from posting content on to the Gay Marriage USA Facebook page for a week for breaking Facebook’s “policies and community standards”.
… After being notified of the situation by the Guardian, Facebook relented and reinstated the Gay Marriage USA page.