From today's Letters To The Editor of the Winston-Salem Journal (emphasis added):
The civil-rights argument for gay marriage is a smokescreen ("Same-sex marriage a civil-rights issue, Barber says," April 18). Gay marriage has nothing whatsoever to do with civil rights. Does anyone really believe if the "marriage amendment" is defeated on May 8, we will not soon see gay marriage enshrined in North Carolina? Is the Winston-Salem Journal ready to print photos of two men or two women in the wedding and engagement section? If you don't think this happens, take a look at The New York Times' social pages.
How many voters will see through the civil-rights ruse? How many will rise above this intimidation and vote for traditional marriage on May 8?
ROSE M. WALSH
The Journal already accepts same-sex engagement and wedding announcements.
– Publisher Jeffrey Green