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Alabama public television won't air Arthur episode featuring gay wedding

The first episode of the 22nd season of the children's animated show Arthur, titled "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone," premiered last week but Alabama Public Television has refused to air it. Why? Because third grade teacher Mr. Ratburn's special someone is a chocolate maker named Patrick and the two are seen walking down the aisle. In 2005, Arthur spin-off show Postcards from Buster showed a lesbian couple which infuriated then-Department of Education Secretary Margaret Spellings.) From CN...
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GLAAD Slams Alabama Public TV for Nixing ‘Arthur’ Same-Sex Marriage Episode

GLAAD has criticized Alabama Public Television’s decision to not air a recent episode of children’s animated program “Arthur” that features same-sex marriage, calling the move “mean-spirited.” In the Season 22 premiere, which aired May 13, Arthur’s third-grade teacher Mr. Ratburn gets married to chocolate-store owner (and aardvark) Patrick. Alabama Public Television Director of Programming & […]
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Alabama Public Television won’t run ‘Arthur’ gay wedding

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Public Television has chosen not to air an episode of the PBS children’s show “Arthur” because it included a same-sex wedding. The episode “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone” aired nationally on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner. APT showed a re-run instead. AL.com […]
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Alabama Public Television Refuses to Air Episode of Arthur Featuring a Gay Wedding

Alabama’s public television network has banned an episode of the PBS cartoon series Arthur that features a same-sex marriage. The episode, entitled “Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone,” shows the wedding of Arthur’s third-grade teacher Mr. Ratburn – a cartoon rat – to his partner, a chocolatier named Patrick. It aired nationwide on May 13…
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Seb Gorka Has A Beef With A Cartoon Character’s Wedding

Former White House official Seb Gorka, predictably, spent some of his radio show airtime Tuesday complaining about the wedding of two cartoon characters on the PBS show “Arthur.” Arthur’s teacher, Mr. Ratburn, married a man (or, more accurately, an anthropomorphized animal of some kind) on the most recent episode. “Did you have any questions about there being a culture war, ladies and gentlemen?” Gorka asked. “Did you have any doubt in your mind? This is a war for our culture.” Gorka said tha...
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PBS Show 'Arthur' Introduces Children To Same-Sex Marriage

Longtime PBS kids' show "Arthur" featured a same-sex marriage on its Season 22 premiere. Beloved teacher Mr. Ratburn gets married to his "special someone," who the children later find out is a man.
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'Arthur' character came out as gay and got married, and Twitter loved it

The "Arthur" premiere gave us all the feelings -- not just because the PBS animated series is back for its 22nd season, but because Mr. Ratburn finally got the happy ending he deserves.
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'Arthur' character Mr. Ratburn came out as gay and got married in the season premiere and Twitter loved it

The "Arthur" premiere gave us all the feelings -- not just because the PBS animated series is back for its 22nd season, but because Mr. Ratburn finally got the happy ending he deserves.
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