The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ran its first same-sex wedding announcement on March 15.
Joshua Adam Rogers and David Apolonio Hernandez were married in New York on July 14, 2014 after having a ceremony in Fort Worth on July 12. The announcement didn’t run until the newspaper changed its policy this month.
According to the announcement, the Fort Worth ceremony was “on the 10-year anniversary of their personal commitment to one another.”
The paper listed a best man and best woman and the picture shows the couple holding hands.
We found it interesting that the Star-Telegram said the couple married in Fort Worth on July 12 and were legally married on July 14 in New York. With marriage equality spreading across the country and Texas still on hold, most Texas couples call their Texas ceremony their religious ceremony or their ceremony at home in front of friends and family. Most announcements we’ve seen recently call the out-of-state legal ceremony the marriage.
That’s nothing more than something we found interesting, certainly not a criticism.
As of this writing, there were seven comments in the online version — all of them words of congratulations.
Let us add our congratulations to the couple on their now 10-years-plus together and on their wedding and its announcement. And congratulations to the Star-Telegram that decided equality is good business. Engagement and wedding announcements come under paid advertising.