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The Wedding Announcement They Didn’t Want You To See

Fargo Forum Refuses to Print Same Sex Marriage Announcement

Here’s everything we could uncover about this local discussion. If the Forum won’t print it we will at PPP.  Others will too, just watch and SHARE! The site is also a blog site that takes comments.  Keep this visible on FB and the web:


It is with happy hearts that we are able to officially announce our marriage to one another.

Allison Johnson & Kelsey Smith will be getting married in New York City on August 1, 2012. A reception for our loving family and friends will be held on August 4, 2012 in Fargo, ND.

Allison Johnson, daughter of Vicki Maurer, Jeff Maurer and Russell Johnson, is from Austin, TX and currently represents Staples Advantage as the Business Sales Consultant for North Dakota. Kelsey Smith, daughter of Bryon & Joni Smith, is a Fargo, ND native and contracts for AllOver Media, located in Maple Grove, MN.

Together, we are so thrilled to be able to have a formal announcement published and look forward to a lifetime of happiness, hopefully reading similar wedding announcements for same-sex couples in our hometown and across the nation.

See the full story about this local couple’s struggle to share their wedding announcement here.


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  1. […] But not Allison Johnson.  Allison is bringing a burst of sunlight to the nooks and crannies in North Dakota by calling out The Forum on its outdated policy.  Allison challenged the policy and in doing so poured sunlight where it had not been before.  Below is the announcement that Allison submitted (presently posted at The People’s Press Project). […]

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