Lawrence Journal  World Newspaper Discriminates
  • Petitioned Lawrence Journal-World Newspaper

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Lawrence Journal-World Newspaper
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LJ World Company

Lawrence Journal World Newspaper Discriminates

    1. Arla Jones
    2. Petition by

      Arla Jones

      Lawrence, KS

The LJ World discriminates against gay and lesbian community members, especially those of us who subscribe to the paper and still can't get their same-sex announcements published. Sign this petition if you support equal treatment of all Lawrencians.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. 240 signatures In 5 days--please help spread the word.

      Arla Jones
      Petition Organizer

      Do you subscribe to the LJ World? Do you read it online? Let the World Company hear from you. Now is the time to get the word out--discrimination is not good for business.

    3. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Ailecia Ruscin LAWRENCE, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a gay friendly wedding/commitment ceremony photographer; I also work freelance for the World Company and am so saddened to hear this news. Ready for my employer to catch up with the times or else find themselves written about on the wrong side of history. Gay rights are human rights, get with it, World Co!

    • R. Brooke Baker LAKEWOOD, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Love wins!

    • Sam Mauch ROELAND PARK, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      Because Lawrence and the Journal World are both better than this, that's why.

    • Jason Supernaw LAWRENCE, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      Discrimination is based off of hate, a trait that love should never embody.

    • Lisa Grossman LAWRENCE, KS
      • over 2 years ago

      It was a wonderful day when Kelly and I could register as "Domestic Partners" at Lawrence's City Hall several years ago. It would seem a small thing to ask that same-sex partners could also have announcements printed in the paper along with all the other marriages, divorces, births, deaths, bankruptcies, social events, etc. It's part of the life of this community.


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