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Katie Jones, Fargo, Published July 25 2012

State legislation has no bearing

I was shocked and disturbed to see that The Forum refused to print the Johnson-Smith wedding announcement. I cannot understand or accept that there is a policy regarding wedding announcements based on North Dakota and Minnesota law. State legislation should have no bearing on what can and cannot be printed.

If the policy is truly based on law, and not just The Forum’s fear of offending some of their more narrow-minded subscribers, this policy should have been done away with years ago, when some states starting legalizing same-sex marriage.

Since the couple is from the area and is getting married legally (whether our state’s laws coincide with that or not), the announcement should have been printed.