Supremes Say Gay Marriage Okay

Dateline Headline, a comparison of the headlines of the major New York papers and a running tally of the best.  Newspapers will be awarded from zero to ten points.  Click on the headlines to see an image of each paper's front page.

The tabloids led with the arrest of a football player.  Newsday and the broadsheets led with the Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.

5.  New York Post - DEADLY PLAY / Patriots star arrested for pal's murder
Points for the pun.  Points awarded: 2.

4.  Daily News - NFL star Hernandez charged with murder / HIT MAN
Points for the pun.  Points awarded: 2.

3.  Newsday - SAME SEX MARRIAGE / HISTORIC DAY / Supreme Court guarantees equal federal rights for legally married gay couples
Points for covering news.  Points awarded: 2.

2.  The Wall Street Journal - Historic Win for Gay Marriage / High Court Rulings Lift Bans on Federal Same-Sex Benefits, Weddings in California
Points for covering news.  Points awarded: 2.

1.  The New York Times - JUSTICES EXTEND BENEFITS TO GAY COUPLES; ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGES IN CALIFORNIA / TWO 5-4 DECISIONS / A Cutting Dissent - Bans Around U.S. Stay in Place
Most descriptive of the headlines.  Points awarded: 4.

Newspaper Today's Points Total Points
The Wall Street Journal 2 276
The New York Times 4 268
Daily News 2 240
New York Post 2 234
Newsday 2 198


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Avatar of sarahbsarahb
June 27th, 2013  10:50 AM

I guess we should be grateful the Post did not cover the Supreme Court decision. I shudder to think what their headline would have been.