KUTV Graphic Frames Utah Governor and Attorney General as Gay Couple

By Kevin Eck 

The layout of a graphic used on Salt Lake City’s CBS affiliate KUTV appeared to make Utah Governor Gary Herbert (pictured in graphic on the right) and Attorney General John Swallow (on the left) a gay couple.

The graphic was used for a story about three gay couples who filed a federal lawsuit claiming Utah’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. Governor Herbert and Attorney General Swallow are both named in the lawsuit.

A spokesperson for the Attorney General told Jim Romenesko, “I don’t think anyone in Utah will mistake the Governor and the Attorney General as one of the ‘gay couples’ filing the lawsuit.”

Recently, the Governor was the keynote speaker for a rally supporting “traditional marriage” with the message, “Every child deserves a mom and dad.” The Salt Lake Tribune wrote,

Keynote speaker Gov. Gary Herbert did not address the issue head-on but talked about the pleasure he takes from his own family.

TVSpy has reached out to KUTV news director Jennifer Dahl for comment.  We will update when we hear back.

[Jim Romenesko]