A gay dating website's billboard
featuring Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann at a wedding ceremony
being officiated by President Barack Obama has been banned in Tampa
Bay, Florida, site of the 2012 Republican National Convention (RNC).
The billboard shows an actor
representing Obama introducing the newly married couple with a church
in the background.
“BeautifulPeople.com supports gay
marriage,” the billboard's caption reads. “Introducing
A similar billboard which switches out
the Palin and Bachmann characters for television personality Donald
Trump and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney pitches
Palin, Bachmann, Trump and Romney, all
of whom are Republicans, have previously said they are opposed to gay
“This is a national campaign
championing equal rights for the LGBT community and pledging support
in a colorful way,” Greg Hodge, managing director of
BeautifulPeople.com, said in a press release. “Through a humorous
campaign we wanted to showcase how many of our political heavyweights
are living in the last century.”
The company claims Tampa Bay officials
rejected the ad.
Other images created for the
campaign include each couple sharing a kiss.