Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Yay for the TH!

A couple of weeks ago, I'd finally had enough "signs" from the cosmos that it was time to finish my Letter to the Editor weighing in about marriage equality for same sex couples in Iowa. So I did.

Unfortunately, The Des Moines Register (largest newspaper in the state) tersely informed me that "space did not permit" it to publish my teeny, tiny, miniscule little 250 word letter. Space *did* permit it, however, to publish a rather large (with color picture of two rings intertwined) editorial condemning marriage equality just two weeks earlier. Huh.

Anywho, yay for Dubuque's Telegraph Herald (TH)! The TH has agreed to publish the letter, and it should appear at some point during the next 2-3 weeks. You can find TH letters by going to, dragging the mouse over the "news" tab, and then clicking on "opinion."


  1. Hello Karma- Was looking for your article in the Telegraph Herald as you instructed above. Can't seem to find it. My partner and I are planning to get married in Dubuque on April 2. Just want to be sure there are no obstacles, or to be prepared to meet them in advance. Any advice is helpful! cheers- Joey

  2. Hi Joey, Thanks for the interest! It hasn't been published yet, but is anticipated in the next 2 weeks or so (they can't tell you exact dates, unfortunately, so you just have to keep checking). Also not sure what "title" it will appear under, but should be fairly easy to identify :)

    Dubuque has come a long way in the last several years, so I'm thinking you should enjoy a great day for your wedding. Which location did you choose?

    The only thing I can think of off-hand is to be in contact with the wedding venue folks (if you haven't done so already) to make sure that they are training their staff (or have staff that are already trained) to be inclusive and welcoming of same sex couples. It shouldn't be an issue, but the advice we've received is to be very explicit with everyone involved in the wedding, in advance, that you expect a gay friendly environment to be maintained.

    Hope you have a great day and thanks again for following the blog! Take care, Karma