‘Kansas City Star’ Publishes Its First Marriage Announcement for a Same-Sex Couple

Editor & Publisher
July 6, 2009
The 'Kansas City Star' ended almost two months of controversy by publishing the marriage announcement of a same-sex couple this past weekend. In Sunday's "Celebrations" section, the Star ran the wedding announcement of Michael and Charles Hewitt, a gay couple from Missouri who were married in Iowa on May 17. The Star's reader representative, Derek Donovan, said, "Newspapers reflect the world around them, and there’s no reason for them to refuse an ad that simply states an objective fact. My experience tells me most readers agree." [Link]