Main | Thursday, December 06, 2012

Today's Lie From NOM

As you'd guess, this wedding vendor isn't being "forced" to do anything.  They aren't even going out of business, despite Brian Brown's typical lie.
An Annapolis wedding vendor plans to ask Maryland's General Assembly to give his company and others like him the right to refuse services to gay couples on religious grounds. "The law exempts my minister from doing same-sex weddings, and the Knights of Columbus don’t have to rent out their hall for a gay wedding reception, but somehow my religious convictions don’t count for anything," Discover Annapolis Tours owner Matt Grubbs wrote in an email. Grubbs confirmed the email, and said his attorney advised him to shut down the wedding part of his business immediately because he could be sued for refusing services to same-sex couples. "We’re a Christian-owned company, and we just can't support gay marriages," Grubbs said. "We're not trying to make a statement. We're not trying to make a point. We're just trying to be faithful Christians." The decision will cost him approximately $50,000 a year in revenue.
Maryland state law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation in public accommodation, housing, and public and private employment. The legalization of same-sex marriage didn't change that.

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