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Announcing Your Commitment
Newspapers that Publish Same-Sex Couples’ Nuptial Notices
by Demian
© December 2, 2015, Demian


Since 1985, we have seen slow, steady recognition of same-sex couples. Part of this recognition appears in the form of newspaper marriage announcements. Marriage is socially understood to be one signpost of adulthood and responsibility.

Besides being important to the couples, marriage announcements inform society — really all one’s friends and neighbors — of a relationship commitment. Couples that are not allowed to announce their commitment in newspapers are rendered invisible, nonexistent. Besides being a denial of the reality of committed, same-sex families, it is humiliating and dehumanizing.

Prior to 1990, no mainstream newspaper offered commitment announcements, of any sort, for same-sex couples.

As of August 2002, there were more than 115 journals that offer announcements, including The New York Times, which Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) had worked with to open its weddings/celebrations pages to same-sex couples.

On August 18, 2004, GLAAD announced the results of their two-year-long Equality Project. Same-sex marriage or ceremonial announcements were being made in 504 newspapers in the United States. That’s about one-third of approximately 1,500 daily newspapers

Among the statistics GLAAD observed:

  • All of the nation’s top 25 media markets, 48 of the top 50, and 87 of the top 100 were home to at least one newspaper with an inclusive announcements policy.
  • An estimated one-half of all newspaper readers read a paper that accepts same-sex union announcements.
  • 49 of 50 states had at least one inclusive newspaper. Only Mississippi did not.
  • 74 percent of the newspapers that accepted same-sex union announcements were in states with laws banning same-sex marriage.
  • The New York Times, with a circulation of approximately 1.7 million, was the largest newspaper in the nation that printed same-sex union announcements. The Daily Guide in Waynesville, Missouri (circulation 1,931), was the smallest.
By December 1, 2004, more than 506 newspapers offered announcements.

By 2008, the number of inclusive newspapers jumped to 1,049. Nearly 72 percent of all daily newspapers in the United States now accepted wedding and/or commitment ceremony announcements for same-sex couples.

Then, on June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court declared that denying same-sex couples the freedom to marry violates the U.S. Constitution. This decision extends the freedom to marry to all same-sex couples nationwide. Suddenly, there was no excuse to keep same-sex couples off the engagement and marriage notice pages.

Or was there an excuse?


Why So Slow to Cover Marriage News?

It has taken newspapers so long, in part, because of the fact that some sectors of American society hate gay and lesbian people, and do not want them to have any sort of recognition or acceptance. They use terms like “counterfeit” to describe a same-sex family. Some editors, themselves, may feel this animus.

Other editors may think they could lose subscribers by merely placing same-sex couples on the same page as opposite-sex couples — a phenomena directly parallel to interracial couples being denied marriage announcements prior to the 1970s.

Another reason for the delay in recognition is confusion about marriage itself. While in the U.S., access to legal marriage was limited, same-sex couples can certainly have a marriage ceremony, which is available everywhere, and was not illegal.

The fact is, newspapers do not know if the marriages of opposite-sex couples that they announce are legal or not. Indeed, many newspapers run engagement notices, which are certainly not a legal event. It is the newspapers’ job to make event and news announcements. They usually do not ask to see a marriage license of opposite-sex couples when they announce their engagements and marriages.

Some editors have stated that they are merely following “community standards,” and they do not wish to transgress. However, as Michael Bronski has written:

“People who speak of ‘community standards’ are, for the most part, simply rubber-stamping the comfortable status quo that benefits them and their interests. … If those who run our country’s biggest newspapers followed their best instincts and traditions, they would spend most of their energy combating community standards, not pandering to them.”
— “Standard Deviation” by M. Bronski, Boston Phoenix, August 8, 2002
One of America’s best traditions is equality and fighting for justice.

A third reason for the delay remains with same-sex couples themselves. A couple would need to be out of the closet, immune from job or housing loss, enjoy good relations with relatives and co-workers, and certain that their children would not be taken from them. Only when a couple feels safe would they be inclined to make such personal announcements.


Our Survey of the Gay Press

In February 1991, Partners Task Force distributed surveys to about 700 gay-oriented print and broadcast media to determine their policies and practices concerning coverage of relationship unions and anniversaries.

Having monitored nearly a hundred publications over several years, the Task Force observed increasing coverage of couples issues. However, the gay media appeared to fall short of honoring same-sex relationships in the same way daily newspapers did with regular announcements of weddings and anniversaries. It appeared that obituaries were the only personal landmarks regularly covered in most of the gay press.

Our decision to survey the gay press was also informed by such incidents as a 1991 letter to Boston’s Gay Community News. In it, partners Ruth I. Goran and Laurie E. Weinstein complained that several Boston-based gay and lesbian publications refused to publish an announcement of their union ceremony.

Goran and Weinstein wrote:

“We were shocked and offended that our own newspapers behave as though these unions were totally unimportant and undeserving of space and acknowledgement, while publishing numerous stories about the straight community treating us as second-class citizens, and suggesting we have a duty and responsibility to protest unequal treatment. We strongly believe that if our own community and its publications do not support committed relationships, we have no hope that the straight community will ever recognize them as valid.”
The aim of our survey was to encourage couples to share their stories with the gay/lesbian media, which our survey found generally receptive to news of our relationship landmarks.

For the full survey report, please see our article:
      Are Couples Overlooked? Partners’ Gay/Lesbian Media Survey


Announcement Landmarks

  • Paul Ochman, a 1987 graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his partner, John Graham, a former assistant professor of the university were wed during the group marriage ceremony at the 1987 March on Washington. They struggled to have the Illinois Alumni News print their wedding announcement; the editor claimed their marriage was not legal, a standard that was never applied to opposite-sex couples.

  • The Everett Herald, the daily newspaper for a town of 54,000, due north of Seattle, in November 1990 became the first mainstream newspaper to publish same-sex couples’ ceremony notices. The Herald’s managing editor Stan Strick commented:
    “Newspapers have a lot of rights under the First Amendment. And to me that imposes certain responsibilities, and one of those is open access to our pages by a diversity of groups. We were responding in that light.”
  • On December 4, 1990 the Marin Independent Journal, a San Francisco Bay Area daily based in Novato, California inaugurated its policy of inclusion.

  • Also in December 1990, Brattleboro Reformer in Vermont published notices.

  • In mid-March 1991, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune became the fourth — and largest at that time — U.S. daily newspaper to publish same-sex commitment notices. It was the only newspaper in a city with a domestic partnership legislation status.

  • In March 1999, the Anchorage Daily News printed Dan and Al Carter-Incontro’s 30-year anniversary announcement. In July 22, 2003, Dan and Al Carter-Incontro announced, in the same paper, their legal Canadian marriage.

  • Beginning in September 2002, the New York Times offered to run same-sex couples’ commitment ceremony notices alongside opposite-sex wedding announcements. At the time, same-sex couples could not legally marry in the United States, so to be considered for Times announcements, couples were required to hold a commitment ceremony, enter into a Vermont Civil Union, or register as domestic partners in their home city, county or state. The Times editors had the option of picking among those who submit announcements — based on the newsworthiness and accomplishments of the couples and their families — as was already the case for marriage announcements.

    The New York Times, with its 1.2 million circulation, was lobbied for a year by Marriage Equality and GLAAD to rescind its written policy of barring the announcements. The Times had fought for eight years — refusing to even meet with gay rights groups — before finally relenting in 1982 to use thew word “gay” rather than the clinical term “homosexual.”

Newspapers Offering Listings

The following mainstream newspapers offer announcements for same-sex couples. This list does not include the gay and lesbian press.

In the past, some newspapers placed the notices on the same pages as opposite-sex marriages, while other created new (separate and unequal) categories of “Events,” “Celebrations,” “Announcements” or the like. Some printed the notices for free, just like the marriage notices, others require fees.

As the entire United States is now required to allow legal marriage, all newspapers should offer the same announcements for those legal marriages. Further, couples should be able to also announced them in their home town papers.

Our list sources include: news reports, other organization’s lists, direct communication with a valid source, as well as GLAAD’s “Inclusive Newspaper List” located at glaad.org/resources/announcingequality.
Please contact us with any verifiable additions or corrections: demian@buddybuddy.com


ALABAMA

Alexander City Outlook - Alexander City
Andalusia Star News - Andalusia
Anniston Star - Anniston
The Birmingham News - Birmingham
Clanton Advertiser - Clanton
The Cullman Times - Cullman
Demopolis Times - Demopolis
Enterprise Ledger - Enterprise
Daily Mountain Eagle - Jasper
The Valley Times-News - Lanett
Mobile Press-Register - Mobile
Montgomery Advertiser - Montgomery
Opelika-Auburn News - Opelika
The Selma Times-Journal - Selma
Troy Messenger - Troy
The Tuscaloosa News - Tuscaloosa


ALASKA

Anchorage Daily News - Anchorage (began March 1999)
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - Fairbanks
Daily Sitka Sentinel - Sitka
Juneau Empire - Juneau
Ketchikan Daily News - Ketchikan
Kodiak Daily Mirror - Kodiak
Peninsula Clarion - Kenai


ARIZONA

Arizona Daily Star - Tucson
Arizona Daily Sun - Flagstaff
Arizona Republic - Phoenix
Casa Grande Dispatch - Casa Grande
Daily Dispatch - Douglas
Daily News-Sun - Sun City
East Valley Tribune - Mesa
Mohave Valley Daily News - Bullhead City
Sierra Vista Herald/Bisbee Daily Review - Sierra Vista
Today’s News-Herald - Lake Havasu City
Tucson Citizen - Tucson
Yuma Sun - Yuma


ARKANSAS

Arkadelphia Daily Siftings Herald - Arkadelphia
Batesville Guard - Batesville
The Baxter Bulletin - Mountain Home
Blytheville Courier News - Blytheville
The Courier - Russellville
The Daily Citizen - Searcy
Daily World - Helena
Forrest City Times Herald - Forrest City
Malvern Daily Record - Malvern
Northwest Arkansas Times - Fayetteville
Paragould Daily Press - Paragould
Pine Bluff Commercial - Pine Bluff
Stuttgart Daily Leader - Stuttgart
Southwest Times Record - Fort Smith


CALIFORNIA

Alameda Times-Star - Oakland
Antelope Valley Press - Palmdale
Appeal-Democrat - Marysville
Argus - Fremont
Auburn Journal - Auburn
Bakersfield Californian - Bakersfield
Benicia Herald - Benicia
Californian - Temecula
Chico Enterprise-Record - Chico
Chinese Times - Brisbane
Contra Costa Times - Walnut Creek
Daily Breeze - Torrance
Daily Democrat - Woodland
Daily Independent - Ridgecrest
Daily News - Red Bluff
Daily Pilot - Costa Mesa
Daily Press - Victorville
Daily Republic - Fairfield
Daily Review - Hayward
Daily Triplicate - Crescent City
Davis Enterprise - Davis
Desert Dispatch - Barstow
Desert Sun - Palm Springs
East County Times - Antioch
Free Lance - Hollister
Fresno Bee - Fresno
Gilroy Dispatch - Gilroy
Glendale News-Press - Glendale
Hanford Sentinel - Hanford
Imperial Valley Press - El Centro
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Ontario
Jewish Bulletin of Northern California - San Francisco
Lake County Record-Bee - Lakeport
Lompoc Record - Lompoc
Los Angeles Times - Los Angeles
Madera Tribune - Madera
Manteca Bulletin - Manteca
Marin Independent Journal - Novato
Merced Sun Star - Merced
Mercury-Register - Oroville
El Mexicano - Bonita
Modesto Bee - Modesto
Monterey County Herald - Monterey
Mountain Democrat - Placerville
Napa Valley Register - Napa
News-Press - Santa Barbara
North County Times - Escondido
Oakland Tribune - Oakland
La Opinión - Los Angeles
Orange County Register (Freedom Communications Inc.) - Santa Ana
Palo Alto Daily News - Palo Alto
Palo Alto Weekly - Palo Alto
Pasadena Star-News - Pasadena
Porterville Recorder - Porterville
Press Democrat - Santa Rosa
Press-Enterprise - Riverside
Press-Telegram - Long Beach
Record - Stockton
Record Searchlight - Redding
Redlands Daily Facts - Redlands
Register-Pajaronian - Watsonville
Reporter - Vacaville
Sacramento Bee - Sacramento
Salinas Californian - Salinas
San Bernardino County Sun - San Bernardino
San Diego Jewish Times - La Mesa
San Diego Union-Tribune - San Diego
San Francisco Chronicle - San Francisco
San Francisco Examiner - San Francisco
San Gabriel Valley Tribune - West Covina
San Jose Mercury News - San Jose
San Mateo County Times - San Mateo
San Mateo Daily News - San Mateo
San Ramon Valley Times - Danville
Santa Barbara News-Press - Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz
Santa Maria Times - Santa Maria
Santa Monica Press Daily - Santa Monica
Signal & Saugus Enterprise - Valencia
Siskiyou Daily News - Yreka
Stockton Record - Stockton - Paid notices only
Sun - San Bernardino
Taft Midway Driller - Taft
Tahoe Daily Tribune - South Lake Tahoe
Tri-Valley Herald - Pleasanton
Tribune - San Luis Obispo
Times-Standard - Eureka
Tracy Press - Tracy
Tulare Advance-Register - Tulare
Ukiah Daily Journal - Ukiah
Union - Grass Valley
Union Democrat - Sonora
Vallejo Times-Herald - Vallejo
Valley Springs News - Valley Springs
Ventura County Star - Ventura
West County Times - Richmond
Whittier Daily News - Whittier
Visalia Times-Delta - Visalia


COLORADO

Aspen Daily News - Aspen
Aspen Times - Aspen
Aurora Daily Sun - Aurora
Vail Daily - Avon
Chronicle News - Trinidad
Colorado Daily - Boulder
Craig Daily Press - Craig
Daily Camera - Boulder
Daily Record - Canon City
Daily Reporter-Herald - Loveland
Daily Sentinel - Grand Junction
Daily Times-Call - Longmont
Denver Daily News - Denver
Denver Post - Denver
Durango Herald - Durango
Fort Collins Coloradoan - Fort Collins
Fort Morgan Times - Fort Morgan
Gazette - Colorado Springs
Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Glenwood Springs
Grand Junction Free Press - Grand Junction
Greeley Tribune - Greeley
Journal-Advocate - Sterling
La Junta Tribune-Democrat - La Junta
Lamar Daily News - Lamar
Montrose Daily Press - Montrose
Mountain Mail - Salida
Pueblo Chieftain - Pueblo
Rocky Ford Daily Gazette - Rocky Ford
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 7, 2015)
Rocky Mountain News - Denver
Steamboat Pilot & Today - Steamboat Springs
Summit Daily News - Frisco
Telluride Daily Planet - Telluride
Valley Courier - Alamosa


CONNECTICUT

Advocate - Stamford
Bridgeport News - Bridgeport
Bristol Press - Bristol
Chronicle - Willimantic
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport
Day - New London
Greenwich Time - Greenwich
Hartford Courant - Hartford
Herald - New Britain
Hour - Norwalk
Journal Inquirer - Manchester
Middletown Press - Middletown
New Haven Register - New Haven
News-Times - Danbury
Norwich Bulletin - Norwich
Record-Journal - Meriden
Register Citizen - Torrington
Waterbury Republican-American - Waterbury


DELAWARE

Delaware State News - Dover
News Journal - New Castle


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Washington Post
    Published their first same-sex, legal marriage notice, on July 23, 2003, in the
    “Weddings” rather than in the “Celebrations” section: commemorating Deb Price
    and Joyce Murdoch (together 10 years), married on June 27, 2003 in Toronto, Canada.
Washington Times


FLORIDA

Boca Raton News - Boca Raton
Bonita Daily News - Bonita Springs
Bradenton Herald - Bradenton
Citizen - Key West
Citrus County Chronicle - Crystal River
Daily Breeze - Cape Coral
Daily Commercial - Leesburg
Daily Okeechobee News - Okeechobee
Daily Sun - Lady Lake
DeSoto Sun - Arcadia
Destin Log - Destin
Florida Times-Union - Jacksonville
Florida Today - Melbourne
Gainesville Sun - Gainesville
Hernando Today - Brooksville
Highlands Today - Sebring
Jackson County Floridan - Marianna
Lake City Reporter - Lake City
Ledger - Lakeland
Miami Herald - Miami
Naples Daily News - Naples
New Smyrna Beach Observer - New Smyrna Beach
News Chief - Winter Haven
News Herald - Panama City
News-Journal - Daytona Beach
News-Press - Fort Myers
Northwest Florida Daily News - Fort Walton Beach
Orlando Sentinel - Orlando
Palatka Daily News - Palatka
Palm Beach Daily News - Palm Beach
Palm Beach Post - West Palm Beach
Port St. Lucie News - Port Saint Lucie
Press Journal - Vero Beach
St. Augustine Record - Saint Augustine
St. Petersburg Times - Saint Petersburg
    On January 4, 2004, the St. Petersburg Times published the following:
    “The Times will publish the (legal marriage or Civil Union) announcement, provided that the couple are local
    residents and that they had the ceremony in a jurisdiction that recognizes either their civil or
    religious union. Canada and Vermont fall into that category, and soon Massachusetts will.”
    Paid announcements can be made through the paper’s “Celebrations” feature for commitment ceremonies.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune - Sarasota
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale
Star-Banner - Ocala
Stuart News - Stuart
Tallahassee Democrat - Tallahassee
Tampa Tribune - Tampa
Tribune - Fort Pierce
Walton Sun - Santa Rosa Beach


GEORGIA

Americus Times-Recorder - Americus
Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Atlanta
Brunswick News - Brunswick
Cherokee Tribune - Canton
Clayton News/Daily - Jonesboro
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer - Columbus
Daily Herald - McDonough
Douglas County Sentinel - Douglasville
Forsyth County News - Cumming
Griffin Daily News - Griffin
Gwinnett Daily Post - Lawrenceville
LaGrange Daily News - Lagrange
Macon Telegraph - Macon
Marietta Daily Journal - Marietta
Newnan Times-Herald - Newnan
Observer - Moultrie
Savannah Morning News - Savannah
Statesboro Herald - Statesboro
Times - Gainesville
Trib Publications, Inc - Fayetteville
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 9, 2015).
Union-Recorder - Milledgeville
Waycross Journal-Herald - Waycross
La Vision - Lawrenceville


HAWAII

Garden Island - Lihue
Honolulu Advertiser - Honolulu
Honolulu Star-Bulletin - Honolulu
Maui News - Wailuku
Tribune-Herald - Hilo
West Hawaii Today - Kailua-Kona


IDAHO

Bonner County Daily Bee - Sandpoint
Coeur d’Alene Press - Coeur D’Alene
Idaho State Journal - Pocatello
Idaho Statesman - Boise
Lewiston Tribune - Lewiston
Morning News - Blackfoot
Moscow Pullman Daily News - Moscow
Post Falls Press - Post Falls
Post Register - Idaho Falls
Shoshone News-Press - Kellogg
Times-News - Twin Falls


ILLINOIS

African American Times - Chicago
Beacon News - Aurora
Belleville News-Democrat - Belleville
Belvidere Daily Republican - Belvidere
Benton Evening News - Benton
Breeze Courier - Taylorville
Carmi Times - Carmi
Centralia Sentinel - Centralia
Chicago Sun-Times - Chicago
Chicago Tribune - Chicago
Commercial-News - Danville
Courier - Lincoln
Courier-News - Elgin
Daily American - West Frankfort
Daily Herald (Paddock Publications) - Arlington Heights
    Covers DuPage County, Lake County, McHenry, North Fox Valley, etc.
Daily Chronicle - Dekalb
Daily Journal - Kankakee
Daily Leader - Pontiac
Daily Record - Lawrenceville
Daily Register - Harrisburg
Daily Review Atlas - Monmouth
Daily Southtown - Tinley Park 
Dispatch - Rock Island
Du Quoin Evening Call - Du Quoin
Korea Times Chicago Edition - Chicago
Edwardsville Intelligencer - Edwardsville
Effingham Daily News - Effingham
Eldorado Daily Journal - Eldorado
Herald & Review - Decatur
Herald-News - Joliet
Iroquois Times-Republic - Watseka
Jacksonville Journal-Courier - Jacksonville
Journal Gazette - Mattoon
Journal Star - Peoria
Journal-Standard - Freeport
Kane County Chronicle - Geneva
Korea Daily News - Elk Grove Village
Litchfield News-Herald - Litchfield
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 9, 2015)
Macomb Journal - Macomb
Morris Daily Herald - Morris
Mount Carmel Republican-Register - Mount Carmel
Naperville Sun - Naperville
News Sun - Waukegan
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 9, 2015)
News Tribune - La Salle
News-Gazette - Champaign
Northwest Herald - Crystal Lake
Olney Daily Mail - Olney
Paris Beacon-News - Paris
Paxton (was Daily) Record - Paxton
Pekin Daily Times - Pekin
Quincy Herald-Whig - Quincy
Red Streak - Chicago - now defunct
Register-Mail - Galesburg
Register-News - Mount Vernon
Rock Island Argus - Rock Island
Rockford Register Star - Rockford
Sauk Valley Newspapers (Daily Gazette, The Telegraph) - Sterling
The Telegraph (Freedom Communications Inc) - Alton
Times - Ottawa


INDIANA

Chronicle Tribune - Marion
Columbia City Post & Mail - Columbia City
Commercial Review - Portland
Connersville News-Examiner - Connersville
Daily Clintonian - Clinton
Daily Reporter - Greenfield
Elkhart Truth - Elkhart
Evansville Courier & Press - Evansville
Evening News - Jeffersonville
Evening Star - Auburn
Greene County Daily World - Linton
Greensburg Daily News - Greensburg
Herald - Jasper
Herald Bulletin - Anderson
Herald Journal - Monticello
Herald-Republican (KPC Media Group Inc, was Kendallville Publishing Co) - Angola
Herald-Times - Bloomington
Huntington Herald-Press - Huntington
Indianapolis Star - Indianapolis
Journal & Courier - Lafayette
Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne
Journal Review - Crawfordsville
Kokomo Tribune - Kokomo
La Porte Herald-Argus - La Porte
Lebanon Reporter - Lebanon
Madison Courier - Madison
News Gazette - Winchester
News-Banner - Bluffton
News-Dispatch - Michigan City
News-Sentinel - Fort Wayne
News-Sun (KPC Media Group Inc, was Kendallville Publishing Co) - Kendallville
News-Times - Hartford City
Noblesville Daily Times - Noblesville
Palladium-Item - Richmond
Paper of Montgomery County - Crawfordsville
Peru Daily Tribune - Peru
Pilot-News - Plymouth
Post-Tribune - Merrillville
Princeton Daily Clarion - Princeton
Rensselaer Republican - Rensselaer
Reporter-Times - Martinsville
Republic - Columbus
Rochester Sentinel - Rochester
Rushville Republican - Rushville
Spencer Evening World - Spencer
Star Press - Muncie
Sullivan Daily Times - Sullivan
Times - Munster
Times-Mail - Bedford
Tribune - New Albany
Tribune Star - Terre Haute
Times-Union - Warsaw
Tipton Tribune - Tipton
Vincennes Sun-Commercial - Vincennes
Washington Times-Herald - Washington


IOWA

Atlantic News-Telegraph - Atlantic
Cedar Valley Times - Vinton
Centerville Daily Iowegian - Centerville
Charles City Press - Charles City
Courier - Waterloo
Creston News Advertiser - Creston
Daily Democrat - Fort Madison
Daily Freeman-Journal - Webster City
Daily Gate City - Keokuk
Daily Nonpareil - Council Bluffs
Des Moines Register - Des Moines
Estherville Daily News - Estherville
Fairfield Ledger - Fairfield
Gazette - Cedar Rapids
Globe-Gazette - Mason City
Hawk Eye - Burlington
Iowa City Press-Citizen - Iowa City
Le Mars Daily Sentinel - Le Mars
Messenger - Fort Dodge
Mount Pleasant News - Mount Pleasant
Muscatine Journal - Muscatine
News-Republican - Boone
Oelwein Daily Register - Oelwein
Oskaloosa Herald - Oskaloosa
Ottumwa Courier - Ottumwa
Quad-City Times - Davenport
Sioux City Journal - Sioux City
Telegraph Herald - Dubuque
Times-Herald - Carroll
Times-Republican - Marshalltown
Tribune - Ames
Washington Evening Journal - Washington
Valley News Today - Shenandoah


KANSAS

Augusta Daily Gazette - Augusta
Chanute Tribune - Chanute
Clay Center Dispatch - Clay Center
Coffeyville Journal - Coffeyville
Colby Free Press - Colby
Columbus Daily Advocate - Columbus
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 14, 2015).
Concordia Blade-Empire - Concordia
Council Grove Republican - Council Grove -
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 14, 2015).
El Dorado Times - El Dorado
Emporia Gazette - Emporia
Fort Scott Tribune - Fort Scott
Garden City Telegram - Garden City
Great Bend Tribune - Great Bend
Hays Daily News - Hays
Independence Reporter - Independence
Iola Register - Iola
Kansas City Kansan - Kansas City
Lawrence Journal-World - Lawrence
Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth
Lyons Daily News - Lyons
Manhattan Mercury - Manhattan
McPherson Sentinel - McPherson
Morning Sun - Pittsburg
OlaDaily News - Olathe
Ottawa Herald - Ottawa
Pratt Tribune - Pratt
Salina Journal - Salina
Southwest Daily Times - Liberal
Wellington Daily News - Wellington
Wichita Eagle - Wichita
Winfield Courier - Winfield


KENTUCKY

Advocate-Messenger - Danville
Commonwealth Journal - Somerset
Corbin Times-Tribune - Corbin
Courier-Journal - Louisville
Daily News - Bowling Green
Gleaner - Henderson
Harlan Daily Enterprise - Harlan
Independent - Ashland
Kentucky Enquirer - Fort Mitchell
Kentucky New Era - Hopkinsville
Ledger Independent - Maysville
Lexington Herald-Leader - Lexington
Louisville Courier-Journal - Louisville
Murray Ledger & Times - Murray
News-Enterprise - Elizabethtown
Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer - Owensboro
Richmond Register - Richmond
State Journal - Frankfort
Winchester Sun - Winchester


LOUISIANA

Abbeville Meridional - Abbeville
Beauregard Daily News - Deridder
Courier - Houma
Daily Comet - Thibodaux
Daily Iberian - New Iberia
Daily News - Bogalusa
Daily Review - Morgan City
Daily Star - Hammond
Daily World - Opelousas
Franklin Banner-Tribune - Franklin
Lake Charles American Press - Lake Charles
Natchitoches Times - Natchitoches
New Orleans Times Picayune - New Orleans
    Published their first same-sex, legal marriage notice, on July 21, 2003:
    Jon H. Graham and Timothy O. Montz married in Toronto, Ontario, on July 8, 2003.
    They had been together for 25 years prior to their legal marriage.
News-Star - Monroe
Southwest Daily News - Sulphur
Times - Shreveport


MAINE

Bangor Daily News - Bangor
Journal Tribune - Biddeford
Kennebec Journal - Augusta
Morning Sentinel - Waterville
Portland Press Herald - Portland
Sun Journal - Lewiston
Times Record - Brunswick


MARYLAND

Baltimore Examiner - Baltimore
Baltimore Sun - Baltimore
    Since 1999, allowed paid announcements in its Friday “celebrations” section.
    On August 10, 2003, the Sun ran a paid “lifetime commitment ceremony” of Ingrid Ankerson and Megan Sapnar,
    but on a classified ad page, not where other paid celebratory notices appear.
Carroll County Times - Westminster
Cecil Whig - Elkton
Cumberland Times-News - Cumberland
Daily Banner - Cambridge
Daily Times - Salisbury
Frederick News-Post - Frederick
Herald-Mail - Hagerstown
Star-Democrat - Easton


MASSACHUSETTS

Athol Daily News - Athol
Berkshire Eagle - Pittsfield
Bolton Common - Bolton
Boston Globe - Boston
Boston Herald - Boston
Cambridge Chronicle - Cambridge
Cape Cod Times - Hyannis
Cape Codder - Orleans
Daily Hampshire Gazette - Northampton
Daily Item - Lynn
Daily News - Newburyport
Daily News Transcript - Needham
Daily News Tribune - Waltham
Daily Times Chronicle - Reading
Daily Times Chronicle - Woburn
Eagle-Tribune - North Andover
Eastern Middlesex Press Publications (aka The Daily News-Mercury) - Malden
Enterprise - Brockton
Gardner News - Gardner
Gloucester Daily Times - Gloucester
Greenfield Recorder - Greenfield
Herald News - Fall River
Melrose Free Press - Melrose
MetroWest Daily News - Framingham
Milford Daily News - Milford
North Adams Transcript - North Adams
Northampton Gazette - Northampton
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 18, 2015).
    Web searches often appear to confuse the Northampton Gazette with Daily Hampshire Gazette
    as they are both based in Northampton. Not clear if they are, or were, actually connected.
Patriot Ledger - Quincy
Provincetown Banner - Provincetown
Recorder - Greenfield
Republican - Springfield
Salem News - Beverly
Sentinel & Enterprise - Fitchburg
Southbridge Evening News - Southbridge
Standard-Times - New Bedford
Sun - Lowell
Sun Chronicle - Attleboro
Taunton Daily Gazette - Taunton
Telegram & Gazette - Worcester
Wakefield Daily Item - Wakefield
Westfield Evening News - Westfield


MICHIGAN

Alpena News - Alpena
Ann Arbor News - Ann Arbor
Argus-Press - Owosso
Battle Creek Enquirer - Battle Creek
Cheboygan Tribune - Cheboygan
Daily Globe - Ironwood
Daily Mining Gazette - Houghton
Daily News - Greenville
Daily News - Iron Mountain
Daily Press - Escanaba
Daily Telegram - Adrian
Daily Tribune - Royal Oak
Detroit Free Press - Detroit
Detroit Jewish News - Southfield
    Engagement, union, anniversary and birth announcements for same-sex couples.
    The News received only three announcements from same-sex couples in four years. The first, in 1998,
    set the discussion in motion to offer listings.
Detroit News - Detroit
Dowagiac Daily News - Dowagiac
Evening News - Sault Sainte Marie
Flint Journal - Flint
Holland Sentinel - Holland
Ionia Sentinel Standard - Ionia
Kalamazoo Gazette - Kalamazoo
Pioneer - Big Rapids
Lansing State Journal - Lansing
Livingston County Daily Press - Howell
Ludington Daily News - Ludington
Manistee News-Advocate - Manistee
Mining Journal - Marquette
Monroe Evening News - Monroe
Macomb Daily - Mount Clemens
Morning Sun - Mount Pleasant
Oakland Press - Pontiac
Petoskey News-Review - Petoskey
Pioneer - Big Rapids
Saginaw News - Saginaw
Sturgis Journal - Sturgis
Times Herald - Port Huron
Traverse City Record-Eagle - Traverse City


MINNESOTA

Albert Lea Tribune - Albert Lea
Austin Daily Herald - Austin
Brainerd Daily Dispatch - Brainerd
Crookston Daily Times - Crookston
Daily Globe - Worthington
Daily Journal - Fergus Falls
Duluth News-Tribune - Duluth
Free Press - Mankato
Hibbing Daily Tribune - Hibbing
International Falls Daily Journal - International Falls
Marshall Independent - Marshall
Minneapolis Star Tribune - Minneapolis
Mesabi Daily News - Virginia
Owatonna People’s Press - Owatonna
Post-Bulletin - Rochester
St. Cloud Times - Saint Cloud
St. Paul Pioneer Press - Saint Paul
Star Tribune - Minneapolis
Stillwater Gazette - Stillwater
Winona Daily News - Winona


MISSISSIPPI

Bolivar Commercial - Cleveland
Brookhaven Daily Leader - Brookhaven
Commercial Dispatch - Columbus
Daily Corinthian - Corinth
Daily Star - Grenada
Daily Times Leader - West Point
DeSoto Times Today - Hernando
Delta Democrat Times - Greenville
Greenwood Commonwealth - Greenwood
Hattiesburg American - Hattiesburg
Mississippi Press - Pascagoula
Natchez Democrat - Natchez
Oxford Eagle - Oxford
Starkville Daily News - Starkville
Sun Herald - Gulfport
Vicksburg Post - Vicksburg


MISSOURI

Boonville Daily News - Boonville
Branson Daily News - Hollister
Carthage Press - Carthage
Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune - Chillicothe
Clinton Daily Democrat - Clinton
Columbia Daily Tribune - Columbia
Columbia Missourian - Columbia
Daily American Republic - Poplar Bluff
Daily Dunklin Democrat - Kennett
Daily Guide - St. Robert
Daily Journal - Park Hills
Democrat-News - Marshall
Examiner - Independence
Fulton Sun - Fulton
Hannibal Courier-Post - Hannibal
Jewish Light - St. Louis
Lake Sun Leader - Camdenton
Lebanon Daily Record - Lebanon
Maryville Daily Forum - Maryville
Moberly Monitor-Index & Evening Democrat - Moberly
Monett Times - Monett
Neosho Daily News - Neosho
Nevada Daily Mail - Nevada
Republican-Times - Trenton
Richmond Daily News - Richmond
Rolla Daily News - Rolla
St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Saint Louis
Sedalia Democrat - Sedalia
Standard Democrat - Sikeston
West Plains Daily Quill - West Plains


MONTANA

Billings Gazette - Billings
Bozeman Daily Chronicle - Bozeman
Daily Inter Lake - Kalispell
Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls
Havre Daily News - Havre
Independent Record - Helena
Miles City Star - Miles City
Missoulian - Missoula
Montana Standard - Butte
Ravalli Republic - Hamilton


NEBRASKA

Alliance Times-Herald - Alliance
Beatrice Daily Sun - Beatrice
Columbus Telegram - Columbus
Fremont Tribune - Fremont
Hastings Tribune - Hastings
Kearney Hub - Kearney
Lincoln Journal Star - Lincoln
McCook Daily Gazette - McCook
North Platte Telegraph - North Platte
Omaha World Herald - Omaha
    Will only publish announcements for “legal weddings” and anniversaries of “a legal marriage.”
    Nebraska does not recognize same-sex marriages, but neighboring Iowa does.
    They will not publish announcements for commitment ceremonies of any sort, regardless of gender.
Star-Herald - Scottsbluff
Sun-Telegraph - Sidney


NEVADA

Elko Daily Free Press - Elko
Humboldt Sun - Winnemucca
Lahontan Valley News - Fallon
Las Vegas Review-Journal - Las Vegas
Reno Gazette-Journal - Reno


NEW HAMPSHIRE

Berlin Daily Sun - Berlin
Citizen - Laconia
Concord Monitor - Concord
Conway Daily Sun - North Conway
Eagle Times - Claremont
Foster's Daily Democrat - Dover
Keene Sentinel - Keene
Laconia Daily Sun - Laconia
Monadnock Ledger - Peterborough
Portsmouth Herald - Portsmouth
Telegraph - Hudson
Valley News - West Lebanon


NEW JERSEY

Asbury Park Press - Neptune
Bridgeton News - Bridgeton
Burlington County Times - Willingboro
Courier News - Bridgewater
Courier-Post - Cherry Hill
Daily Journal - Vineland
Daily Record - Parsippany
Gloucester County Times - Woodbury
Herald News - West Paterson
Home News Tribune - East Brunswick
Jersey Journal - Jersey City
New Jersey Herald - Newton
Ocean County Observer - Toms River
Press of Atlantic City - Pleasantville
Record - Hackensack
Star-Ledger - Newark
Times - Trenton
Today's Sunbeam - Salem
Trentonian - Trenton


NEW MEXICO

Alamogordo Daily News - Alamogordo
Artesia Daily Press - Artesia
Clovis News Journal - Clovis
Current-Argus - Carlsbad
Daily Times - Farmington
Deming Headlight - Deming
Independent - Gallup
Las Cruces Sun-News - Las Cruces
Las Vegas Optic - Las Vegas
Los Alamos Monitor - Los Alamos
Portales News Tribune - Portales
Quay County Sun - Tucumcari
Santa Fe New Mexican - Santa Fe
Silver City Daily Press & Independent - Silver City


NEW YORK

Adirondack Daily Enterprise - Saranac Lake
Batavia Daily News - Batavia
Brooklyn Daily Eagle - Brooklyn
Buffalo News - Buffalo
Catskill Mail - Catskill
Citizen - Auburn
Corning Leader - Corning
Cortland Standard - Cortland
Daily Courier-Observer - Massena
Daily Freeman - Kingston
Daily Gazette - Schenectady
Daily Messenger - Canandaigua
Daily News - New York
Daily Sentinel - Rome
Daily Star - Oneonta
Democrat & Chronicle - Rochester
El Diario/La Prensa - New York
East Hampton Independent - East Hampton
East Hampton Star - East Hampton
Evening Sun - Norwich
Evening Times - Little Falls
Evening Tribune - Hornell
Finger Lakes Times - Geneva
Gannett Newspapers - White Plains
Ithaca Journal - Ithaca
Journal News - Rockland Edition - West Nyack
Journal-Register - Medina
Leader-Herald - Gloversville
Liberty Times U.S.A. - Flushing
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal - Lockport
Malone Telegram - Malone
New York Observer - New York
New York Times - New York
Niagara Gazette - Niagara Falls
Observer - Dunkirk
Observer-Dispatch - Utica
Ogdensburg Journal - Ogdensburg
Oneida Daily Dispatch - Oneida
Palladium-Times - Oswego
Post-Journal - Jamestown
Post-Standard - Syracuse
Post-Star - Glens Falls
Poughkeepsie Journal - Poughkeepsie
Press & Sun-Bulletin - Vestal
Press-Republican - Plattsburgh
Recorder - Amsterdam
Register Star - Hudson
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle - Rochester
Record - Troy
Salamanca Press - Salamanca
Saratogian - Saratoga Springs
Star-Gazette - Elmira
Staten Island Advance - Staten Island
Times Herald - Olean
Times Herald Record - Middletown
Times Union - Albany
Tonawanda News - North Tonawanda
Watertown Daily Times - Watertown
Wellsville Daily Reporter - Wellsville
Yonkers Tribune - Yonkers


NORTH CAROLINA

Asheville Citizen-Times - Asheville
Charlotte Observer - Charlotte
Daily Advance - Elizabeth City
Daily Courier - Forest City
Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids
Daily News - Eden
Daily News - Jacksonville
Daily Record - Dunn
Dispatch - Lexington
Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville
Free Press - Kinston
Gaston Gazette - Gastonia
Goldsboro News-Argus - Goldsboro
Havelock News - Havelock
Henderson Daily Dispatch - Henderson
Herald-Sun - Durham
Hickory Daily Record - Hickory
Hickory News - Hickory
    Doesn’t seem to have a Web presence (November 27, 2015).
    Not clear if it is, or was, connected to the Hickory Daily Record.
Independent Tribune - Kannapolis
Laurinburg Exchange - Laurinburg
McDowell News - Marion
News & Observer - Raleigh
News-Topic - Lenoir
Mount Airy News - Mount Airy
Reidsville Review - Reidsville
Richmond County Daily Journal - Rockingham
Rocky Mount Telegram - Rocky Mount
Salisbury Post - Salisbury
Sampson Independent - Clinton
Shelby Star - Shelby
Star-News - Wilmington
Statesville Record & Landmark - Statesville
Sun Journal - New Bern
Times-News - Burlington
Tryon Daily Bulletin - Tryon
Wilson Daily Times - Wilson
Winston-Salem Journal - Winston Salem


NORTH DAKOTA

Bismarck Tribune - Bismarck
Daily News - Wahpeton
Devils Lake Journal - Devils Lake
Dickinson Press - Dickinson
Forum - Fargo
Grand Forks Herald - Grand Forks
Minot Daily News - Minot
Williston Daily Herald - Williston


OHIO


Advertiser-Tribune - Tiffin
Advocate - Newark
Akron Beacon Journal - Akron
Alliance Review - Alliance
Ashland Times-Gazette - Ashland
Athens Messenger - Athens
Bellefontaine Examiner - Bellefontaine
Bellevue Gazette - Bellevue
Blade - Toledo
Bryan Times - Bryan
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum - Bucyrus
Chillicothe Gazette - Chillicothe
Chronicle-Telegram - Elyria
Cincinnati Enquirer - Cincinnati
Circleville Herald - Circleville
Cleveland Jewish News - Cleveland
    Began listing in 2000.
Columbus Dispatch - Columbus
Coshocton Tribune - Coshocton
Crescent-News - Defiance
Daily Record - Wooster
Dayton Daily News - Dayton
Delphos Daily Herald - Delphos
Evening Leader - Saint Marys
Green County Dailies - Xenia
Greenville Daily Advocate - Greenville
Herald-Star - Steubenville
Independent - Massillon
Ironton Tribune - Ironton
Journal-News - Hamilton
Kenton Times - Kenton
Lima News - Lima
Logan Daily News - Logan
Madison Press - London
Marietta Times - Marietta
Marion Star - Marion
Medina County Gazette - Medina
Middletown Journal - Middletown
Morning Journal - Lorain
Morning Journal - Lisbon
News Journal - Mansfield
Mount Vernon News - Mount Vernon
News-Herald - Willoughby
News-Messenger - Fremont
Northwest Signal - Napoleon
Norwalk Reflector - Norwalk
Piqua Daily Call - Piqua
Plain Dealer - Cleveland
Port Clinton News Herald - Port Clinton
Portsmouth Daily Times - Portsmouth
Record-Courier - Ravenna
Record-Herald - Washington Court House
Review - East Liverpool
Salem News - Salem
Sandusky Register - Sandusky
Sentinel-Tribune - Bowling Green
Shelby Globe - Shelby
Sidney Daily News - Sidney
Springfield News-Sun - Springfield
Times Leader - Martins Ferry
Times Recorder - Zanesville
Tribune Chronicle - Warren
Troy Daily News - Troy
Urbana Daily Citizen - Urbana
Van Wert Times-Bulletin - Van Wert
Vindicator - Youngstown
Wapakoneta Daily News - Wapakoneta
Wilmington News-Journal - Wilmington


OKLAHOMA

Altus Times - Altus
Alva Review-Courier - Alva
Anadarko Daily News - Anadarko
Broken Arrow Daily Ledger - Broken Arrow
Claremore Daily Progress - Claremore
Daily Times - Pryor
Duncan Banner - Duncan
Edmond Sun - Edmond
Elk City News - Elk City
Grove Sun Daily - Grove
Guthrie News Leader - Guthrie
Guymon Daily Herald - Guymon
Hugo Daily News - Hugo
Lawton Constitution - Lawton
McAlester News-Capital - McAlester
Muskogee Daily Phoenix - Muskogee
News Press - Stillwater
Norman Transcript - Norman
Pauls Valley Democrat - Pauls Valley
Perry Daily Journal - Perry
Poteau Daily News & Sun - Poteau
Sapulpa Daily Herald - Sapulpa
Seminole Producer - Seminole
Tahlequah Daily Press - Tahlequah
Vinita Daily Journal - Vinita
Weatherford Daily News - Weatherford
Woodward News - Woodward


OREGON

Albany Democrat-Herald - Albany
Argus Observer - Ontario
Ashland Daily Tidings - Ashland
Baker City Herald - Baker City
Beaverton Valley Times - Beaverton
    The Beaverton Valley Times printed announcements for same-sex couples’ commitment ceremonies by 2003.
Bulletin - Bend
Community Newspapers/Pamplin Media Group - Portland
Corvallis Gazette-Times - Corvallis
Daily Astorian - Astoria
Dalles Chronicle - The Dalles
East Oregonian - Pendleton
Grants Pass Daily Courier - Grants Pass
Observer - La Grande
Oregonian - Portland
Mail Tribune - Medford
News-Review - Roseburg
Register-Guard - Eugene
Sherwood Times/Pamplin Media Group - Portland
Statesman Journal - Salem
Tigard Times/Pamplin Media Group - Portland
Tualatin Times/Pamplin Media Group - Portland
Willamette Week - Portland
World - Coos Bay


PENNSYLVANIA

Altoona Mirror - Altoona
Beaver County Times - Beaver
Bradford Era - Bradford
Bucks County Courier Times - Levittown
Butler Eagle - Butler
Centre Daily Times - State College
Citizens Voice - Wilkes-Barre
Corry Journal - Corry
Courier-Express - Du Bois
Daily American - Somerset
Daily Courier - Connellsville
Daily Herald - Tyrone
Daily Item - Sunbury
Daily Local News - West Chester
Daily News - Huntingdon
Daily News - Lebanon
Daily News - McKeesport
Daily Press - Saint Marys
Daily & Sunday Review - Towanda
Danville News - Danville
Delaware County Daily Times - Primos
Derrick - Oil City
Ellwood City Ledger - Ellwood City
Erie Times-News - Erie
Evening Sun - Hanover
Express - Lock Haven
Express-Times - Easton
Gettysburg Times - Gettysburg
Herald - Sharon
Intelligencer - Doylestown
Kane Republican - Kane
Patriot-News - Harrisburg
Press-Enterprise - Bloomsburg
Progress - Clearfield
Public Opinion - Chambersburg
Lancaster Intelligencer - Journal  Lancaster
Lancaster New Era - Lancaster
Latrobe Bulletin - Latrobe
Leader Times - Kittanning
Meadville Tribune - Meadville
Mercury - Pottstown
Morning Call - Allentown
Morning Times - Sayre
New Castle News - New Castle
News-Item - Shamokin
News-Herald - Oil City
Observer-Reporter - Washington
Patriot-News - Harrisburg
Philadelphia Daily News - Philadelphia
Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia
Phoenix - Phoenixville
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Pittsburgh
Pocono Record - Stroudsburg
Pottsville Republican & Herald - Pottsville
Punxsutawney Spirit - Punxsutawney
Reading Eagle - Reading
Reporter - Lansdale
Press-Enterprise - Bloomsburg
Ridgway Record - Ridgway
Sentinel - Carlisle
Standard-Journal - Milton
Standard-Speaker - Hazleton
Times Herald - Norristown
Times Leader - Wilkes Barre
Times News - Lehighton
Tribune-Review - Greensburg
Titusville Herald - Titusville
Valley Independent - Monessen
Valley News Dispatch - Tarentum
Warren Times Observer - Warren
Wayne Independent - Honesdale
Waynesboro Record Herald - Waynesboro
Williamsport Sun-Gazette - Williamsport
York Daily Record - York
York Dispatch - York


RHODE ISLAND

Call - Woonsocket
Kent County Daily Times - West Warwick
Newport Daily News - Newport
Providence Journal - Providence
Times - Pawtucket
Warwick Beacon - Warwick
Westerly Sun - Westerly


SOUTH CAROLINA

Aiken Standard - Aiken
Anderson Independent-Mail - Anderson
Beaufort Gazette - Beaufort
Bluffton Today - Bluffton
Florence Morning News - Florence
Greenville News - Greenville
Herald - Rock Hill
Island Packet - Bluffton
Sun News - Myrtle Beach


SOUTH DAKOTA

Aberdeen American News - Aberdeen
Argus Leader - Sioux Falls
Black Hills Pioneer - Spearfish
Capital Journal - Pierre
Huron Plainsman - Huron
Rapid City Journal - Rapid City
Watertown Public Opinion - Watertown


TENNESSEE

Chattanooga Times & Free Press - Chattanooga
Citizen Tribune - Morristown
Cleveland Daily Banner - Cleveland
Commercial Appeal - Memphis
Daily Times - Maryville
Daily News Journal - Murfreesboro
Herald Newspapers - Seymour
Jackson Sun - Jackson
Johnson City Press - Johnson City
Kingsport Times-News - Kingsport
Knoxville News Sentinel - Knoxville
Leaf-Chronicle - Clarksville
Nashville Tennessean - Nashville
Oak Ridger - Oak Ridge
Paris Post-Intelligencer - Paris
Shelbyville Times-Gazette - Shelbyville


TEXAS

Abilene Reporter-News - Abilene
Al Dia - Dallas
Alice Echo-News Journal - Alice
Athens Daily Review - Athens
Austin American-Statesman - Austin
Baytown Sun - Baytown
Beaumont Enterprise - Beaumont
Chinese World Journal, Dallas Edition - Richardson
Big Spring Herald - Big Spring
Brownsville Herald [Freedom Communications] - Brownsville
Brownwood Bulletin - Brownwood
Conroe Courier - Conroe
Corpus Christi Caller-Times - Corpus Christi
Dallas Morning News - Dallas
El Diario de El Paso - El Paso
Del Rio News-Herald - Del Rio
Denton Record-Chronicle - Denton
Ennis Daily News - Ennis
Focus Daily News - Desoto
Fort Bend Herald & Texas Coaster - Rosenberg
Galveston County Daily News - Galveston
Herald Democrat - Sherman
Henderson Daily News - Henderson
Houston Chronicle - Houston
Huntsville Item - Huntsville
Jacksonville Daily Progress - Jacksonville
Kilgore News Herald - Kilgore
Korea Times, Houston Edition - Houston
Laredo Morning Times - Laredo
Longview News-Journal - Longview
Lufkin Daily News - Lufkin
El Manana - Laredo
Marshall News Messenger - Marshall
McKinney Courier-Gazette - McKinney
Mexia News - Mexia
Mid-Valley Town Crier - Weslaco
Monitor - McAllen
Mount Pleasant Daily Tribune - Mount Pleasant
El Nuevo Heraldo - Brownsville
New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung - New Braunfels
News Gram - Eagle Pass
Noticias En Espanol/Times - Laredo
Odessa American - Odessa
Orange Leader - Orange
Pampa News - Pampa
Paris News - Paris
Pasadena Citizen - Pasadena
El Paso Times - El Paso
Pecos Enterprise - Pecos
    Doesn’t appear to have a current Web presence (December 1, 2015).
Plainview Daily Herald - Plainview
Plano Star-Courier - Plano
Port Arthur News - Port Arthur
River Cities Tribune - Marble Falls
Rumbo de Houston - Houston
Rumbo del Valle - McAllen
San Antonio Express-News - San Antonio
San Marcos Daily Record - San Marcos
Seguin Gazette-Enterprise - Seguin
Sweetwater Reporter - Sweetwater
Taylor Press - Taylor
Terrell Tribune - Terrell
Times Record News - Wichita Falls
Tyler Morning Telegraph - Tyler
Valley Morning Star - Harlingen
Victoria Advocate - Victoria
Waco Tribune-Herald - Waco
Waxahachie Daily Light - Waxahachie


UTAH

Daily Herald - Provo
Deseret News - Salt Lake City
Herald Journal - Logan
Salt Lake Tribune - Salt Lake City
Spectrum - Saint George
Southern Utah News - Kanab


VERMONT

Bennington Banner - Bennington
Brattleboro Reformer - Brattleboro
Burlington Free Press - Burlington
Caledonian-Record - Saint Johnsbury
Newport Daily Express - Newport
Rutland Herald - Rutland
St. Albans Messenger - Saint Albans
Times Argus - Barre


VIRGINIA

Bristol Herald Courier - Bristol
Culpeper Star-Exponent - Culpeper
Express - Arlington
Falls Church News-Press - Falls Church
Free Lance-Star - Fredericksburg
Hopewell News - Hopewell
Manassas Journal Messenger - Manassas
Martinsville Bulletin - Martinsville
News & Advance - Lynchburg
News Leader - Staunton
News-Virginian - Waynesboro
Northern Virginia Daily - Strasburg
Potomac News - Woodbridge
Progress-Index - Petersburg
Richmond Times-Dispatch - Richmond
Roanoke Times - Roanoke
Suffolk News-Herald - Suffolk
Winchester Star - Winchester


WASHINGTON

Ballard News-Tribune - Seattle
Bellevue Reporter (was Eastside Journal) - Bellevue
Bellingham Herald - Bellingham
Chronicle - Centralia
Columbia Basin Herald - Moses Lake
Columbian - Vancouver
Daily Record - Ellensburg
Daily News - Longview
Daily Sun-News - Sunnyside
Daily World - Aberdeen
Herald - Everett
    Likely the first mainstream newspaper to publish same-sex marriage notices, in November 1990.
Kitsap Sun - Bremerton
Korea Times, Seattle Edition - Seattle
News Tribune - Tacoma
Olympian - Olympia
Peninsula Daily News - Port Angeles
Seattle Post-Intelligencer - Seattle
Seattle Times - Seattle
Skagit Valley Herald - Mount Vernon
Spokesman-Review - Spokane
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - Walla Walla
Wenatchee World - Wenatchee


WEST VIRGINIA

Bluefield Daily Telegraph - Bluefield
Charleston Daily Mail - Charleston
Charleston Gazette - Charleston
Herald-Dispatch - Huntington
Intelligencer - Wheeling
Inter-Mountain - Elkins
Journal - Martinsburg
Logan Banner - Logan
Mineral Daily News-Tribune - Keyser
Moundsville Daily Echo - Moundsville - possibly defunct
    Doesn’t appear to have a current Web presence (December 2, 2015).
News and Sentinel - Parkersburg
Point Pleasant Register - Point Pleasant
Register-Herald - Beckley
Times West Virginian - Fairmont
Wayne County News - Wayne
Weirton Daily Times - Weirton
West Virginia Daily News - Lewisburg
Wheeling News-Register - Wheeling
Williamson Daily News - Williamson


WISCONSIN

Antigo Daily Journal - Antigo
Appleton Post-Crescent - Appleton
Beloit Daily News - Beloit
Capital Times - Madison
Chippewa Herald - Chippewa Falls
La Crosse Tribune - La Crosse
Daily Citizen - Beaver Dam
Daily Jefferson County Union - Fort Atkinson
Daily Press - Ashland
Daily News - West Bend
Daily Telegram - Superior
Daily Tribune - Wisconsin Rapids
Eagle Herald - Marinette
Freeman - Waukesha
Green Bay Press-Gazette - Green Bay
Janesville Gazette - Janesville
Journal Times - Racine
Kenosha News - Kenosha
Leader-Telegram - Eau Claire
Marshfield News-Herald - Marshfield
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Milwaukee
Monroe Times - Monroe
News Republic - Baraboo
Oshkosh Northwestern - Oshkosh
Portage Daily Register - Portage
Reporter - Fond du Lac
Rhinelander Daily News - Rhinelander
Shawano Leader - Shawano
Sheboygan Press - Sheboygan
Stevens Point Journal - Stevens Point
Watertown Daily Times - Watertown
Wausau Daily Herald - Wausau
Wisconsin State Journal - Madison


WYOMING

Casper Star-Tribune - Casper
Daily Rocket-Miner - Rock Springs
Gillette News-Record - Gillette
Jackson Hole Daily - Jackson
Laramie Daily Boomerang - Laramie
Rawlins Daily Times - Rawlins
Riverton Ranger - Riverton
Sheridan Press - Sheridan
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle - Cheyenne

Note: Freedom Communications Inc., corporate head of 35 newspapers in 11 states, offers announcements.
Our thanks for contributions to this list from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation and the Human Rights Campaign.



Governments that offer Full Legal Marriage
Nations

    Netherlands (2001)
    Belgium (2003)
    Canada (2005)
    Spain (2005)
    South Africa (2005)
    Norway (2009)
    Sweden (2009)
    Iceland (2010)
    Argentina (2010)
    Portugal (2010)
    Denmark (2012)
    France (2013)
    New Zealand (2013)
    Brazil (2013)
    Uruguay (2013)
    New Zealand (2013)
    United Kingdom
      (England, Wales, Scotland) (2013)
    Luxembourg (2014)
    Finland (2014)
    Ireland (2015)
    United States (2015)
    Colombia (2016)
    Germany (2017)
    Taiwan (2017)
    Malta (2017)
US States & Territories

    Massachusetts (2004)
    California (2008)
    Connecticut (2008)
    Iowa (2009)
    Vermont (2009)
    New Hampshire (2009)
    District of Columbia (2009)
    New York (2011)
    Maine (2012)
    Washington (2012)
    Maryland (2013)
    Rhode Island (2013)
    Delaware (2013)
    Minnesota (2013)
    Illinois (2013)
    Utah (2013)
    New Jersey (2013)
    Hawaii (2013)
    New Mexico (2013)
    Michigan (2014) - stayed pending legal challenge
    Oregon (2014)
    Wisconsin (2014)
    

    Arkansas (2014) - stayed pending legal challenge
    Pennsylvania (2014)
    Indiana (2014)
    Nevada (2014)
    Virginia (2014)
    Oklahoma (2014)
    Idaho (2014)
    West Virginia (2014)
    Alaska (2014)
    Arizona (2014)
    Wyoming (2014)
    Kansas (2014) - stayed pending legal challenge
    Florida (2014)
    Colorado (2014)
    North Carolina (2014)
    South Carolina (2014)
    Montana (2014)
    Alabama (2015)
    U.S. Supreme Court (June 26, 2015):
      Ruling: All U.S. States must now
      allow same-sex couples the
      freedom of legal marriage.
Native American Tribes

    Coquille Tribe, Oregon (2009)
    Mashantucket Pequot, Connecticut (2011)
    Suquamish Tribe, Washington (2011)
    Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, Washington (2013)
    Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, Minnesota (2013)
    Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians, Michigan (2013)
    Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Michigan (2013)
    Santa Ysabel Tribe, California (2013)
    Confederated Tribes of the Colville Nation, Washington (2013)
    Cheyenne, Oklahoma (2013)
    Arapaho, Oklahoma (2013)
    Leech Lake Tribal Court, Minnesota (2013)
    Puyallup Tribe, Washington (2914)
    Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming (2014)
    Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, Michigan, (2014)
    Colville Confederated Tribes, Washington (2014)
    Central Council of Tlingit, Alaska (2015)
    Haida Indian Tribes, Alaska (2015)

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