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Boston Globe debuts same-sex union announcements

Boston Globe debuts same-sex union announcements

The Boston Globe on Sunday published three announcements of same-sex commitments, joining a growing list of newspapers opening their wedding pages to gay couples. The announcements ran on the Special Occasions page, where weddings and engagements also appear, under the heading "Commitments." "To be listed, same-sex couples must have their partnership affirmed in an officiated ceremony," said an editor's note at the bottom of the page. All three announcements Sunday were of male couples and included photographs. They also will be eligible if they register their civil union or domestic partnership, the newspaper said last month when it announced the decision. The New York Times, The Charlotte [N.C] Observer and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch all made similar announcements in recent months. The new policies bring the number of newspapers that publish and plan to publish same-sex union announcements to 139, according to the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.

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