Ask Wednesday

Dear Wednesday,
What is the proper way to address envelopes for gay or lesbian couples?

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  • For married or unmarried gay couple: Messrs. John Smith and Bob Jones (Messrs. is the plural of Mr.)
  • For married lesbian couple: Mesdames Jane Doe and Sally Parker (Mesdames is the plural of Mrs.)
  • For unmarried lesbian couple: Mses. or Mss. Jane Doe and Sally Parker (Mses. and Mss. are plurals of Ms.)

– Wednesday

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