The Human Rights Campaign has joined the Center for Equality in Arkansas in calling for the Northwest Arkansas Times to publish news of the wedding announcement submitted by Cody Renegar and Thomas Staed. The couple is of the same sex and will marry in another state. Just as the Democrat-Gazette said some months ago when another same-sex couple sought to publish announcement of its wedding in Argentina, the Northwest Arkansas Times said it will only publish news of marriages legal in Arkansas.
The Arkansas Times' posture is unchanged. Though we don't have a regular marriage feature, we'll happily publish news of same-sex marriages as a counterweight to discrimination the couples experience elsewhere.