This is so awful and we totally hope this couple is granted justice!
Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere are suing an anti-gay group called Public Advocate of the United States because their private photo — featuring them kissing at their engagement party — was used in the hateful organization's homophobic political ad!
Public Advocate lifted the image from the New Jersey couple's website and featured it in an advertisement (above) attacking Republican Colorado State Senator Jean White for supporting gay unions.
The couple's lawyer calls the despicable act "nothing short of theft" and we can't help but agree!
Not only did the backwards organization not ask for permission to use the picture, but they didn't pay for it either.
Although we're sure the couple wouldn't accept ANY amount of money for their image to be used in such a derogatory manner, we bet they wish the photograph wasn't a tainted reminder of the intolerance that still pollutes this great country.
When commenting on the case, Edwards referred to the picture as a "defiled image" and explained:
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