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18 Small Businesses Who Support Marriage Equality

“Not all walks down the aisle are straight.”

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Although Michigan is still one of 13 states in the U.S. where same-sex marriage is banned, nearly a hundred small businesses and their employees came out to the Ultimate LGBT Wedding Expo in Southfield this week to show their support.

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BuzzFeed Life asked a few of them why they and their businesses support marriage equality, and this is what they said:

1. "Everyone deserves love (and cake)!"

Crust | a baking company

2. "Because it's logical."

Charmed Salon and Boutique
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3. "We believe in equal rights for all citizens of our beautiful world."

J. Thomas Jewelers

4. "Not all walks down the aisle are straight."

Motor City Casino Hotel

5. "Love is love. Money is money. It's our life."

Trillium Real Estate

6. "It's really important for us to provide banking services to the whole community, not just a part of it."

Flagstar Bank, Troy Michigan
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7. "Love blooms in many gardens!"

Blumz by JR Designs Florist

8. "Love is tender, knows no gender."

Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters (which has been marrying same-sex couples in the international waters between Michigan and Canada for years!)
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Infinity & Ovation Yacht Charters (which has been marrying same-sex couples in the international waters between Michigan and Canada for years!)

9. "Because why not?"

With A Little Help Event Planners

10. "Love is in the air!"

Redford Jewelry and Coin
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11. "Because we're diverse."

Ypsilanti Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

12. "Everyone deserves to be with the one they love, regardless of a silly thing like gender <3"

Bombshell Bridal Boutique

13. "Love is love."

Will U Party Event Planning

14. "Because discrimination is against my religion."

Birmingham Unitarian Church
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15. "I think same-sex marriage is a fundamental right."

Pastry Palace Bakeries

16. "Everyone deserves to have their special moment be respected."

Miner&#x27;s Den Jewelry

17. "Because Ypsi loves love!!!"

Ypsilanti Area Convention &amp; Visitors Bureau

18. "Love!"

Forever Summer Natural Soaps