The new issue of Jet magazine features a gay male couple in its Jet Love weddings section, a first for the 61-year-old publication.
The December 10 issue of Jet highlights the wedding of Ravi Perry, an assistant professor of political science at Mississippi State University, and Paris Prince, a licensed real estate broker and compliance officer for the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.
“President Obama has evolved [on marriage equality], and now we can add JET magazine to that,” Prince said on MSNBC last week.
He and Perry spoke with Thomas Roberts about the historic moment in the magazine’s history just as the Supreme Court announced its decision to take on two same-sex marriage cases next year.
“The Supreme Court has had a history of equality cases before its docket and they’ve sometimes erred on the side of caution and has embarrassed the country,” Perry said, “but they’ve also done the right thing when it comes to equality…so we’re hopeful they’ll do the right thing again with the marriage equality cases that they’ve taken up.”