made public it's new inclusive entry for husband and wife.
Americablog, which was one of the most critical voices in the discussion, today has some great details on the back and forth of this and the advocacy both inside and outside the company that put on the pressure when this broke last week. It started out, apparently, as an internal debate which got leaked when some irked AP employees got the word out. And good thing---because words matter. And the AP Stylebook is the essential for writers/journalists (some of whom are often covering the issue of marriage equality itself).
Despite the initial AP misstep, it's good news in the news room. And for the acceptance of marriage equality as well.