So first Arkansas’ paper The Batesville Guard omitted the mention of a dead man’s husband from his obituary. Then GLAAD got them to change their policy and make a charitable donation in his name. THEN, the paper reneged on their agreement and ran a catty full-page editorial explaining why.
But now, after receiving more than 5,000 complaints, the paper has reportedly agreed once again to discuss creating a more gay-inclusive obituary policy. However, the paper hasn’t gone on record about their most recent change of heart, so we shouldn’t hold our breath until we see the deceased’s man’s husband mentioned in black and white.
On a happier note, the Dallas Morning News has agreed to start running same-sex wedding announcements.