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Gay Couple Marries in Texas (via Skype), Cites Local Paper for Refusing to Run Wedding Item


After making international headlines by figuring out a way to circumvent a Texas ban on same-sex marriage, two men married in their home state by a Washington, D.C., officiant via Skype have now filed an administrative complaint against a local newspaper for refusing to run their wedding announcement.

Dante Walkup and Mark Reed-Walkup contend that the Dallas Morning News violated a city public accommodations law by refusing to publish their announcement with other wedding news, reports Dallas Voice.

Although the newspaper was willing to put the announcement in a separate “Commitments” section for those who aren’t legally wed, that doesn’t satisfy a Dallas ordinance that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation, the two men contend in a complaint they filed with the city’s fair housing office.

A Toronto Star article recounts how the two were married.

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