Mr. and Mr. Charles and Michael Hewitt
Independence

To the editor:
We are very disappointed in The Examiner’s lack of looking at and changing its policy allowing same-sex wedding announcements to run in their paper. As times are changing with the acceptance of same-sex couples being legally wed in a growing number of states, we would think you as a paper would want to be one of the frontrunners. Hiding behind the state law doesn’t follow suit with the idea that a newspaper is for free speech.


If we are truly honest with each other as members of a society and democracy, it will only be a matter of time before same-sex marriage will be legal in every state. At some point the Supreme Court will have to step in and allow equal rights for everyone when it comes to marriage. If you don’t believe in it, don’t marry or go to a wedding of a same-sex couple. More than likely everyone knows or has a family member who is gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered (if you are truly honest with yourself).


Please reconsider your stand on posting same-sex wedding announcements in your paper. It is about time we stood up for what should already be a legal right for everyone.