Pennsylvania Bridal Shop Refuses Lesbian Couple Wedding Gowns

“[P]roviding those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law,” the shop owner said.

1. A bridal shop in Bloomsburg, Penn., reportedly refused to let a woman and her girlfriend make an appointment to buy wedding gowns because of their sexual orientation, the woman wrote in a Facebook post, leading many to excoriate the shop online.

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3. The unidentified woman told WBRE that after calling W. W. Bridal, a shop worker replied that she could not make an appointment because catering to same-sex couples is “just not something they do.”

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5. “We feel we have to answer to God for what we do, and providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law,” store owner Victoria Miller, who identifies as Christian, told the Press Enterprise.

Miller has since hired a lawyer, Al Luschas, who “says his client has a ‘liberty interest’ in refusing to be involved in a wedding that violates her ‘firmly and honestly held religious beliefs,’” reports the Daily News.

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7. Though the shop’s Facebook page reportedly received many disapproving comments, most have been pushed down by hundreds of recent comments supporting the boutique’s anti-LGBTQ stance.

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9. But the shop’s Yelp page was overrun with negative reviews chastising them for their bias.

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13. Someone also changed their main Facebook picture to this sign.

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15. It is legal in Pennsylvania for private business owners to turn away customers.

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17. The Bloomsburg Town Council will hold a meeting on Monday to discuss the incident, and whether there should be an anti-discrimination ordinance that prevents businesses from refusing anyone service.

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