'New Normal' to be screened in Utah; KSL station praises 'cordial and respectful dialogue' with LGBT families

Utah television station KSL, owned by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, announced last week that it would not be airing new NBC comedy "The New Normal" due to possible rude, crude or explicit content. The comedy revolves around a male gay couple having a baby via a surrogate. GLAAD responded by asking KSL to sit down with them and LGBT families, which KSL did. The station has not changed its position regarding "The New Normal" but did release this statement jointly with the Utah Pride Center: In a major step today, representatives of Salt Lake City's KSL-TV and its parent corporation, Bonneville International, met with LGBT families about the controversial TV show "The New Normal." Following the meeting KSL representatives stated that, "We care about and value all members of our community, including LGBT people and their families, and are grateful when there can be the type of cordial and respectful dialogue...



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