USA, Texas: Newspaper Refuses to Publish Same-Sex Wedding Announcement

Written by scott on September 9th, 2013

Patricia-Wrigtner-and-Michelle-CooksA newspaper in Texarkana, Texas has refused to publish the wedding announcement for a lesbian couple.

Think Progress reports:

Michelle Cooks points out that if the Pentagon can offer same-sex benefits, then she and her partner Patricia Wrightner should be able to put their picture in the Texarkana Gazette. But Editor Les Minor claimed that the newspaper has a policy based on state laws: MINOR: The Texarkana Gazette publishes wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements related to marriages or impending marriages that are recognized by states in which it circulates. This policy have been in place for several years. Neither Texas nor Arkansas allows same-sex marriages or recognize same sex marriages from other states. If those laws change, this newspaper will re-examine its policy.

This is bullshit, and everyone knows it – these laws do not prohibit newspapers from publishing same-sex wedding announcements. It’s a personal choice.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Terre York says:

    Prejudice dies hard. It’s only a matter of time. Did you see the Butler? These are the same states that fought segregation.

  2. Meri Equality Justus says:

    Excuses, the LAW has nothing to with what is posted in a News Paper, I bet that same news paper would have no problem printing an article about an LGBT couple getting a divorce, or some LGBT person getting the crap beat out of them, I bet they would be more than happy to report on something that is NOT HAPPY, but something that is HAPPY they don’t wanna do it. Because It shows a good Side to the LGBT community, and they dont want their readers to see that.

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