Columbia County shop: No wedding gowns for lesbian couple

Written by The Associated Press | Aug 8, 2014 1:46 PM

(Bloomsburg) -- A bridal store's refusal to sell wedding gowns to a same-sex couple is stirring debate in a central Pennsylvania town.

The women tried to schedule an appointment but were turned down.

W.W. Bridal Boutique owner Victoria Miller says "providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God's law."

Bloomsburg Town Council plans to discuss the incident at a meeting on Monday. Council members say they will consider whether to propose legislation to ban businesses from refusing to serve gays and lesbians.

Miller's attorney, Al Luschas, says the shop owner has a "liberty interest'' in refusing to take part in a process that would violate "firmly and honestly held religious beliefs."

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Comments: 2

  • John Nomads img 2014-08-11 13:24

    Bloomsburg council is wrong in attempting to force business owners to sell products based on a customer's orientation, any ordinance would be certainly challenged in court.
    I'm sure that there are other bridal shops that will be happy to take the ladies as their customers.

  • LoydKeller img 2014-09-19 07:06

    I think that when everyone is accepting lesbian marriage so to sell them wedding dresses should also be taken lightly but if there is any more issue then it is other thing.
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