Saturday, January 8, 2011
Knoxville News Sentinel looks at local perspectives on marriage with a glaring omission
In response to a Pew Research Center and TIME study called "The Decline in Marriage and Rise of New Families," the Knoxville News Sentinel talked to eight couples or singles to get their views of marriage.
But they didn't include a same-sex couple in their set of reactions. Since marriage equality or so-called "gay marriage" is such a big topic today, it clearly should have been included. Readers would have learned what it's like to be in a committed relationship without any legal options to protect one's partner.
Unfortunately such erasure is far too common in the pages of this paper. If you'd like to contact the Knoxville News Sentinel, you can write to them at firstname.lastname@example.org .