Elisabeth Gardner, Prattville, Ala., Published July 25 2012
Forum’s policy is disappointingI was so disappointed to read via a friend on Facebook that The Forum refused to publish the wedding announcement of Allison and Kelsey. I come from a small town in Alabama where I would expect such a thing, but would be no less appalled.
I’ve never visited your city, but it is on my “bucket list” of places to go before I die because it seems to be such an open, loving and beautiful place.
I cringe when I think of the anguish these two women have had on the week before their wedding. They didn’t stomp their feet and raise hell because they couldn’t get married in North Dakota, they just made their plans for New York. All they wanted was to have the equivalent of yelling from the rooftops that they are in love, that they are committed, that they are getting married.
Shame on you for denying them that. I understand you are reviewing the policy now. I hope you change it. I still look forward to seeing your city one day in the future.