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Published July 24, 2012, 05:15 PM

Policy change may happen at the Forum

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- While the Grand Forks Herald accepts same sex engagement announcements, The Forum does not. Both are Forum Communications properties.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Grand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- While the Grand Forks Herald accepts same sex engagement announcements, The Forum does not. Both are Forum Communications properties.

The Forum's editor, Matthew Von Pinnon, says the policy at the Forum is based on North Dakota and Minnesota law, which does not allow same sex marriage.

Management with The Forum met about the issue today, and talked this afternoon with Allison Johnson and Kelsey Smith. A world-wide petition drive and Facebook campaign has been critical of The Forum for its position.

The newspaper says any change, will only come after a community discussion and debate.

Mathew Von Pinnon, Forum Editor, says, "The community debate about gay marriage, I think a good newspaper reflects its community, and I think this community is divided over this issue."

Von Pinnon says he's getting requests for comment on the story from websites and news outlets around the country. Forum Communications is the parent company of WDAY TV.

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