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Macon Telegraph column: Same-sex marriage ‘harmful to society’s children’

Sunday's edition of the Macon Telegraph included a harsh rebuke of same-sex marriages penned by Macon resident Rinda Wilson.

Wilson holds no punches, arguing that same-sex marriages should continue to be outlawed in Georgia for a variety of ridiculous reasons, like the “health risks” of being gay and the “psychological harm” children suffer who are raised in same-sex households.

Wilson apparently had the honor of serving on a task force to help determine whether or not Bibb County schools should teach “homosexuality as an acceptable alternative to heterosexuality” to the county's children, so she's obviously an expert:

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Macon Telegraph reverses decision to not publish lesbian wedding announcement

After first refusing to publish a wedding announcement of a lesbian couple, the Macon Telegraph newspaper reversed its decision today.

In an email sent June 7 to the couple, Laura Wilson and Rachel Hussey, the newspaper's classified advertising manager Cleo Wright said the announcement would run in August as first requested. The email states:

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UPDATED: Macon, Ga., newspaper refuses to publish lesbian wedding announcement


Editor's note: Hussey and Wilson received and email from the Macon Telegraph's classified department's advertising manager Cleo Wright saying the newspaper reconsidered the position and their announcement will now be posted in the newspaper. From an email to Wilson today, June 7, from Wright:

In regards to the notice submitted for publication in The Telegraph and after further review it will publish on August 26th as requested. We will send a proof prior to publication for approval. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.


Laura Wilson has visited Macon, Ga., the hometown of her future wife, Rachel Hussey, and knows it is not one of the more progressive cities in the country.

But she said she was still surprised when the local newspaper, the Macon Telegraph, refused to publish their short wedding announcement after they submitted it last week. Why? Because, they were told, the Telegraph is "not able to accept … same sex announcements at this time. It is not recognized as legal in Georgia and therefore we are unable to publish them."