Texas Newspaper Removed Same-sex Couple From Obit Because of ‘religious and Ethical Reasons'

A same-sex couple in Dallas is accusing a newspaper of discrimination after it removed one of their names from a family member's obituary. Barry Giles and John Gambill said the newspaper in Olton cited "religious and ethical" reasons for removing Gambill's name from Giles' mother's obituary last month, according to a report from KDFW-TV (Channel 4). Brenda Light, who was from Olton, just north of Lubbock, moved to Dallas to be close to Giles and his husband. After she passed away suddenly on Feb. 14, Giles sent her obituary to the Olton Enterprise for it to be published in her hometown.  Continue reading...

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