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Controversial Magazine? Sendik's Blocks, Then Unblocks, Cover

Brookfield grocery store removed black board that censored Milwaukee Magazine cover.

Issues of the most recent edition of Milwaukee Magazine with a cover of two women in wedding dresses for an article about the economic impacts of gay marriage in Wisconsin had been covered by a black board at a Brookfield grocery store, according to the magazine.

However, the board has since been removed and the magazine remains on display.

“Other magazines getting the black-board treatment at the grocery store on Capitol Drive included Cosmopolitan’s most recent issue,” Milwaukee Magazine wrote about the incident.

The store may have blocked the magazine after receiving a customer complaint, WISN 12 News is reporting. However, Sendik’s co-owner Jim Balistreri said that he uncovered the  magazine after being contacted about the issue, according to WISN 12 News.

The article that started the controversy can be found on the Milwaukee Magazine website.


Matt Gamble March 13, 2014 at 03:00 PM
Why is this constantly being shoved down our throats? Gay people have to eventually understand not ALL people think it is OK. Just as they expect us to understand they think it is. Freedom of speech is a double edged sword. Economic impacts of GAY MARRIAGE...really? As much as I would love to read this "article" or sales promotion for gay marriage I"m afraid it would just illustrate how truly dead journalism is in our society.
Dan Leinfoss March 13, 2014 at 08:17 PM
The cover pic of the magazine in question shows both women in wedding dresses.Funny thing is that when "gay" women marry and there is a wedding dress involved it is only worn by one woman and the other dresses like "the man". But mainstream media would prefer to dress it up to look more acceptable to the general public.you are fooling some of the people some of the time.....but what would Betty say?
Michael Weiss March 14, 2014 at 11:35 AM
That's a generalization I'm pretty sure you know nothing about Dan. I don't think gay marriage is common enough for you to be fully aware of what they would chose to wear for any given wedding. It's not very good for your cause here that you're stereotyping to that degree. Personally having a woman in drag (which is essentially what you're suggesting) would raise a whole slew of other issues.
® Steve March 19, 2014 at 03:11 PM
Humans spend the money they have, regardless. Liberals hardly understand economics and try and use it as a play for their political destruction of the country. A mine adds to the economy, gay marriage doesn't. The transfer of wealth is the same with straight or gay marriage. You either spend X on a wedding, or you spend it on other luxuries. It's not like the gays have a savings account of $30,000 each just waiting for the law to change.

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