Yahoo! News
February 21, 2013

A newspaper in rural Mississippi is defending its decision to run a cover story on what it called the first same sex marriage in the county it serves. On Feb. 7, the Laurel Leader-Call published the story--"Historic Wedding: Women wed in Laurel through smiles, tears"--about the wedding of Jessica Powell and Crystal Craven, who has been battling brain cancer. The women exchanged vows earlier this month at a ceremony in Laurel, Miss., attended by family, friends and Craven's doctors.