AP Does About-Face on Terms for Married Gas and Lesbians

Written by scott on February 22nd, 2013

AP Associated Press LogoJust days after a new AP style guide recommended calling legally married gay and lesbian spouses “partners” instead of “husband” and “wife”, the AP has relented, Gay Star News reports:

The AP’s stylebook now states that ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ is ‘acceptable in any recognized legal marriage’ regardless of sexual orientation. They add that ‘spouse’ or ‘partner’ may be used if requested. That’s different from the policy on an internal memo that was leaked last week. The memo stated that ‘husband’ and ‘wife’ was not an automatic for gay couples: ‘Generally AP uses couples or partners to describe people in civil unions or same-sex marriages.’

Chalk one up for the good guys.


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