Carolinas pubs say yes to gay nups
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NEW YORK — The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced Monday, Aug. 18 that 72 percent of all U.S. newspapers now have in place inclusive policies for recognizing same-sex relationships in wedding, commitment and other union announcements.
The 1,049 newspapers include the majority of all the major newspapers in North and South Carolina. That includes 34 daily newspapers in North Carolina and nine in South Carolina. Among those Carolinas publications listed include The Charlotte Observer, The News & Record (Greensboro, N.C.), The Sun News (Myrtle Beach, S.C.), The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) and The Winston-Salem Journal.
The State (Columbia, S.C.), the largest daily newspaper in the Palmetto State, was not among those papers listed.
A full listing of the newspapers are available via GLAAD’s Announcing Equality website:
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