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Allison Johnson, left, and Kelsey Smith meet Tuesday, July 25, 2012, with Forum Editor Matt Von Pinnon at The Forum in Fargo N.D. They plan to marry in Aug. 1 in New York. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Couple urges Forum to allow same-sex marriage notices

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A same-sex couple whose wedding announcement was turned away by The Forum told the editor Tuesday that the newspaper is on "the wrong side of history."

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At the invitation of The Forum, Kelsey Smith, 27, Fargo, and Allison Johnson, 31, Austin, Texas, met with Editor Matthew Von Pinnon early Tuesday afternoon. They told him the paper's policy to refuse publication of same-sex wedding announcements is based in hatred and bias.

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