Code, or Just a Name?

Is ‘Family First’ an offensive name for a political party?

According to one Democratic Assembly candidate on Staten Island, it is.

From the Staten Island Advance:

Democrat Matthew Titone, who is gay, has said that the name of opponent Kelvin Alexander’s newly formed political party, Family First, is offensive because the word “family” is used as “anti-gay code.”

The “X First” wording certainly wouldn’t be the first time an anti- group has used this formulation to express a negative message.

Is Titone right?

— Azi Paybarah

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