- Gay Couple Marries in Texas (via Skype), Cites Local Paper for Refusing to Run Wedding Item
Gay Couple Marries in Texas (via Skype), Cites Local Paper for Refusing to Run Wedding Item
Posted Nov 24, 2010 12:14 PM CDT
By Martha Neil
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.