Hey Batesville Guard! Let The Charlotte Observer Teach You How To Respect Gay Readers

While the Arkansas paper, The Batesville Guard continues obstinately refusing to mention a gay man in his partner’s obituary, GLAAD highlights that The Charlotte Observer, North Carolina’s largest and most widely read newspaper, published its first wedding announcements for gay and lesbian couples over the weekend calling these unions what they are—marriages.

See Batesville Guard? It’s not that hard. Just treat others as you’d like to be treated.

Be sure to call The Charlotte Observer at (704) 358-5000 and tell them how much you appreciate their inclusion of gay couples in their pages.

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  • Patrick

    Thanks for the article, queerty. Glad to hear we have friends out there, and a chance to say thank you for their support.

  • sweetdog

    I live in NC and currently the legislature is attempting to add an amendment to the state’s constitution to ban same-sex marriages or civil unions. I’m sure the governor isn’t going to veto it. That’s what you get for living in the Bible Belt – I mean Bigot Belt. I’ve lived in Charlotte and it is a very gay-friendly city and I’m glad to see them recognize gay marriages. I’m sure Gov. Perdue reads the CO and hopefully she will have some compassion and slap her big fat “VETO” stamp onto that amendment. Otherwise I might have to reconsider moving back to New York …

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