Despite the fact that same-sex marriage has been legal in the state of Massachusetts since 2004, iconic Jet Magazine has announced the wedding of Ravi Perry, an assistant political science professor and Paris Prince, a licensed real estate broker and compliance officer, which took place in August in Worchester, Massachusetts.
Jet Magazine is one of (if not) the largest and oldest magazine in the country tailored to and published by black people. It has a circulation of nearly seven million people. First published in 1951 and billed as ""The Weekly Negro News Magazine," Jet covers culture, politics, society, sports and entertainment among its many diverse angles.
Last year, the magazine featured its first lesbian couple, Nyema Vernon and Tenika Jackson. The larger question is why did it take the magazine, which is based out of Dorcester, Massachusettes no less, almost a decade to feature a same-sex couple among its pages? I can't believe it's because Ravi and Paris (and Nyema and Tenika) are the first black same-sex couple to get married.
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