Craig Woodward, left, and Scott Norton / Photo by RJ Ross
The on-air kiss between gay couples seems to no longer carry the taboo it once did for television audiences. We told you about the Beekman Boys and their on-air smooch after winning the latest season of Amazing Race. Now this past weekend, ESPN showed an openly gay male pro athlete Scott Norton kissing his husband after he won the 2012 PBA Chameleon Championship, which took place in November in Las Vegas.
And, in what OutSports is calling a first, the network did not shy away from describing the same-sex relationship. After Norton won the event over Jason Belmonte, he was then "shown kissing his husband, Craig Woodward, as they exchanged affectionate words. During the telecast, ESPN's announcers referred to Woodward as Norton's husband or spouse," according to sources.