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Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

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Posted at 3:06 PM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 18:08:39-05

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel faced some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding planning site featuring two brides kissing at the altar.

The network pulled the ads for the Zola website following a complaint from the conservative group One Million Moms.

A Hallmark spokesperson told the Associated Press the network had pulled the ads because the controversy was creating a distraction.

A BoycottHallmark hashtag was trending on Twitter at one point, and celebrities including Ellen DeGeneres, William Shatner and Sandra Bernhard blasted the decision on Twitter.

DeGeneres asked: "Isn't it almost 2020?"