BOSTON -- The Boston Globe announced Sunday that it will begin publishing announcements of same-sex commitment ceremonies and civil unions, adding another name to a growing list of newspapers opening their wedding pages to gays.
The New York Times, The Charlotte Observer in North Carolina and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch all made similar announcements during the past two months.
The new policies bring the number of newspapers that publish and plan to publish same-sex union announcements to 139, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.
"This is community news and it fits into that rubric," said Globe editor Martin Baron. He noted that the newspaper already includes same-sex partners in obituaries.