AP memo: Use of husband or wife acceptable regardless of sexual orientation

This just went out to AP staffers:

From: Jacobsen, Sally
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2013 1:00 PM
Subject: Stylebook new entry: husband, wife


A new entry has been added to AP Stylebook Online and will be in the upcoming text version of the Stylebook:
husband, wife Regardless of sexual orientation, husband or wife is acceptable in all references to individuals in any legally recognized marriage. Spouse or partner may be used if requested.

Please let us know if you have any questions.

Sally, Darrell and Dave

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