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Alabama's First Mainstream Same-Sex Wedding Announcement?


Our tipster Terry says this announcement from the Birmingham News is the first of its kind in mainstream Alabama media. Can anyone confirm?

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  1. Mazel tov to the happy, handsome couple!

    And "way to go" to the Birmingham news!

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Feb 15, 2011 12:27:52 PM

  2. nice looking and well educated couple. Yes the social elite as the knuckle draggers would call them. Isnt sidwell where the Obamas are sending their children?

    Posted by: steven elliot | Feb 15, 2011 12:31:56 PM

  3. This is the first "full" announcement with picture and details. There have been maybe two other wedding announcements but they were very limited in information.

    Posted by: lz7seas | Feb 15, 2011 12:47:33 PM

  4. Actually, Steven Elliot, only half the couple qualifies as 'the social elite'.

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 15, 2011 12:58:51 PM

  5. Happy for them. All the best.

    Posted by: Matt26 | Feb 15, 2011 12:59:23 PM

  6. Good looking couple...wish them the best.

    ....meanwhile, in a dank cave in Topeka, KS, Shirley Phelps-Roper cackles maniacally as she creates yet another cut-and-paste "news" release of a planned protest in Birmingham, AL.

    Posted by: AggieCowboy | Feb 15, 2011 1:07:01 PM

  7. When the folks in Birmingham get good at this, they'll learn to tell us who is on the left and who is on the right. It's something not needed on the wedding announcements page til now.

    Posted by: BillyBoy | Feb 15, 2011 1:09:42 PM

  8. @BillyBoy: haha, agreed. Cuz I'm wondering which one is on the left (i.e. the cute one).

    Posted by: tcw | Feb 15, 2011 1:15:39 PM

  9. Oh, wonderful happy days! What a beautiful thing to read. Best of luck to you guys!

    Posted by: Brad | Feb 15, 2011 1:34:29 PM

  10. I'm from Nashville and have not seen its like. But it looks wonderful!

    Posted by: Willo | Feb 15, 2011 1:38:01 PM

  11. This website ( says that the newspapers in Birmingham, Demopolis, Enterprise, Montgomery, Opelika/Auburn, and Tuscaloosa have all either printed same-sex engagement and wedding announcements or have a policy that says they would print one if one were submitted.

    Posted by: Thomasina | Feb 15, 2011 1:42:05 PM

  12. I've glad to see this, but wonder if daddy had not been a congressman would it have happened.

    Posted by: Alan | Feb 15, 2011 2:12:37 PM

  13. @Alan, even if it only got in because one of their parents is a popular figure it's still a big deal. Particularly because:

    1. when a public figure, that people respect in some ways, publicly is supportive of gays/their gay children it makes a difference in a public way. it's not just behind closed doors.

    2. this still got into the paper, no matter the reason - and it means their might be others.

    3. alabama is a state that banned same sex unions and marriage by an 81% margin. This is a big push back.

    Posted by: Joe | Feb 15, 2011 2:56:01 PM

  14. Congratulations!

    Posted by: jaragon | Feb 15, 2011 5:46:30 PM

  15. Larry Slater is the blond and Jeremy Erdreich is the brunett, for those who wanted to know.

    Posted by: Birmingham Boy | Feb 15, 2011 6:39:02 PM

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