Gay TX Couple Claims Discrimination in Wedding Announcement Snub
A Texarkana couple is upset that the local newspaper will not run their photo and wedding announcement.
“They refused us because we are a gay couple,” says Michelle Cooks. “And if the Pentagon has recognized, you know, giving same sex couples benefits,” continues her partner Patricia Wrightner, “At least, I think we could…” “…put our picture in the paper,” finishes Cook. They often finish each other’s sentences.
Wrightner and Cooks say they’ve been together for over a year and plan to travel to Mexico later this month to marry.
When they went to the Texarkana Gazette to have an announcement printed in the paper, they say were turned away. They call it discrimination.
“We were discriminated against,” Cook says.”There’s no other reason not to have our picture in the paper.”