WASHINGTON (WTXF/STORYFUL) - Sometimes it hurts when your name is left out. Sometimes you don’t care.
In this case, it involved the White House, so most would find it a big deal.
Saturday, it published a group photo on its Facebook page showing the spouses of the NATO Leaders who got together Thursday at Brussels’ Royal Palace.
Melania Trump was there. So was Belgium’s Queen Mathilde. Both got mentioned.
The photo also shows Luxembourg’s first husband, Gauthier Destenay, but he wasn’t listed in the caption.
Destenay is the husband of Luxembourg’s first openly gay prime minister, Xavier Bettel.
About ten hours later, Destenay’s name was added but by then, the incident had already attracted criticism from the public and prominent people like Scott Bixby, Weekend Editor of The Daily Beast, and Michael Sespo, a cofounder of Major League Gaming.
Later, Washington Blade chief political and white house reporter Chris Johnson reported the White House called the omission “an oversight.”
White House spokesperson tells me she's sure omission of same-sex spouse from photo of NATO first spouses was "oversight." pic.twitter.com/NOgHiwLZ9Y— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) May 28, 2017
But Bixby did find a second error that hadn't been corrected.
Update: The White House has edited the post to include Gauthier Destenay, although the year is still listed as 2917 ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/d7nUcz5EvD— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) May 28, 2017