Hello (my real name),

Thanks for writing. I was disappointed to see that story ran, because I had
left voicemail asking the TV reporter to call me last week, and she didn't.
This request was the first one I'm aware of since Mark Zieman and Tim Doty
took their current positions as the publisher and vice president of
advertising at the paper, and the operator the couple spoke to was referring
to an outdated policy set three publishers ago. The Star's policy has been
reviewed, and it's been decided to revamp the whole "Celebrations" section
and start running gay marriage announcements. The changes should go into
effect in the near future.

Derek Donovan
Readers' representative
The Kansas City Star

I hope to see some announcements real soon!