By IVAN MORENO Associated Press
The couple filed a lawsuit in Denver federal court against the group that used the photo without their permission and put it on mailers against a Colorado Republican state lawmaker who supported a failed civil unions bill.
The photo of Brian Edwards, 32, and Tom Privitere, 37, holding hands and kissing with a New York City skyline as a backdrop was on display in front of the courthouse. Edwards said they are suing to “take back the beautiful image in our lives that was reflected in our engagement photo.”
The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the lawsuit on behalf of the couple Wednesday against Virginia-based Public Advocate of the United States.
“At one time, it made us happy to look at this photo and see all it represented â€” love, home, excitement for our upcoming marriage,” Edwards said.
Christine P. Sun, SPLC deputy legal director, said they don’t know how Public Advocate obtained the photo or why they picked it. It was posted on Edwards’ personal blog.
The couple said they found out their photo had been used when a friend told them about a story mentioning it in the New York Daily News.
Don’t let the MSM censor your news as America becomes Great Again. Over 500,000 Americans receive our daily dose of life, liberty and pursuit of happiness along with Breaking News direct to their inbox—and you can too. Sign up to receive news and views from The 1776Coalition!
We know how important your privacy is and your information is SAFE with us. We’ll never sell
your email address and you can unsubscribe at any time directly from your inbox.