Instagram has removed a photo of a gay newlywed couple kissing.
Alberto Guzman posted a photo of him and his husband, Janeiro Bofill from their wedding day to celebrate Pride on Sunday (29 June).
The image was posted alongside several equal rights hashtags, including #happy #gaypride #equalrights #tilldeathdousapart and #wearethesame.
But then the photo was flagged as ‘inappropriate’ and removed by Instagram.
Instagram’s community guidelines state users are banned from sharing images that include nudity or mature content.
‘I posted this photo of my wedding yesterday and Instagram took it off my album for being “inappropiate” [sic] and on gay pride day of all days,' Guzman said.
Friends reposted the image in protest, with one saying: ‘[My friends] been together 13 years and are legally married for two months.
‘This is the kiss that sealed their wedding vows. Vows that under state and federal protection offer them 1500 rights and responsibilities.
‘@instagram we expect an apology for taking this pic down and flagging it as inappropriate. PLEASE REPOST PLEASE REPOST PLEASE REPOST!’
Instagram has apologized for the mistake, and restored the photo.
‘When our team processes reports from other members of the Instagram community, we occasionally make a mistake,’ an Instagram spokesperson told The Huffington Post.
‘In this case, we wrongly removed content and rectified the error as soon as we were notified. We apologize for any inconvenience.’