Who knew the Associated Press was so strict? The news agency reportedly sent a memo to staffers to remind them that terms "husband" and "wife" are reserved for people in heterosexual marriages — unless, of course, the gays in question use those terms to describe themselves. OK, but what about states where gay marriage is legal? Doesn't the legal recognition of someone being a husband or wife make them such? The memo continued by stating that the AP generally uses the terms "couples" or "partners" for same-sex marriages. For their part, the AP said they were simply restating their style in the memo. "The focus was on letting people call themselves what they feel is right," an AP spokesperson said. [Source]
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