09/02/2014 03:53 pm ET

Hey, New York Times ‘Vows' Section: Who Cares If ‘The Bride is Keeping Her Name'?

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This editorial tic would seem like a quaint throwback if it didn't sound so sexist

It was a lazy weekend, so I was reading the New York Times Vows section in more detail than usual.

“Tracy Weiler and Kev Davenport were married Saturday at Wahill farm in Batesville, Indiana” went a feature with a cute photo of the couple in a Jeep. “The Rev. David A. Johnson, a minister of the United Church of Christ, officiated at a ceremony led by Ryan Lympus, a friend of the couple.”

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