Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex We...

Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings

There are 12 comments on the EDGE story from Jul 11, 2014, titled Scranton Venue Says No to Same-Sex Weddings. In it, EDGE reports that:

When a Pennsylvania inn refused to hold a same-sex wedding for two lesbians, the outrage on social media only served to highlight the fact that while gays and lesbians can legally wed in the Keystone State, they can just as legally be discriminated against in public accommodations.

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Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#1 Jul 11, 2014
Contrary to the news article; Oregon IS a marriage equality state
http://makeitequal.org/
Catholic League of Duncey

Philadelphia, PA

#2 Jul 11, 2014
If you wish to fall off the edge of the flat earth then go to Scranton.
Jumper The wise

Morgantown, KY

#3 Jul 11, 2014
Catholic League of Duncey wrote:
If you wish to fall off the edge of the flat earth then go to Scranton.
Or the top of your head.
John S

Maggie Valley, NC

#4 Jul 12, 2014
Well, when I choose to get married to my male partner,,, I would rather have it happen in the forest or a local pic nic area than deal with bigots and PLACES,,, that think or have been given the opportunity to THINK, by me, about my life.

At all costs avoid contributing to businesses that are PEOPLE that hate you!!!
KKKafeteria Christianists

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Jul 12, 2014
John S wrote:
Well, when I choose to get married to my male partner,,, I would rather have it happen in the forest or a local pic nic area than deal with bigots and PLACES,,, that think or have been given the opportunity to THINK, by me, about my life.
At all costs avoid contributing to businesses that are PEOPLE that hate you!!!
Trying to sue them for civil damages is not contributing to them.

I'm not sure you'd similarly say a business (Cracker Barrel in the recent past) which refused to serve black customers should just be left alone by the patrons simply going somewhere else where they aren't hated.

More likely that bigoted business should be held to account.
lgbt is silly

Knoxville, TN

#6 Jul 12, 2014
"The Times-Tribune reported that when 29-year-old Desiree Mark of Greenfield Township called Inne at Abingtons to ask about holding their wedding, they were very politely -- and LEGALLY -- refused. "

'LEGALLY'- that means you have no recourse. Too bad for you!

Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#7 Jul 12, 2014
lgbt is silly wrote:
"The Times-Tribune reported that when 29-year-old Desiree Mark of Greenfield Township called Inne at Abingtons to ask about holding their wedding, they were very politely -- and LEGALLY -- refused. "
'LEGALLY'- that means you have no recourse. Too bad for you!
Just for right now, that will change soon enough. You can bank on it.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#8 Jul 13, 2014
KKKafeteria Christianists wrote:
<quoted text>
Trying to sue them for civil damages is not contributing to them.
I'm not sure you'd similarly say a business (Cracker Barrel in the recent past) which refused to serve black customers should just be left alone by the patrons simply going somewhere else where they aren't hated.
More likely that bigoted business should be held to account.
Agreed. However the problem in this case is that race, color and religion are protected by law and gays and lesbians have less rights than those groups, by law.

Proposed House and Senate Bill 300 would prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression in employment, housing and public accommodations and I pray it becomes law.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Jul 13, 2014
lgbt is silly wrote:
"The Times-Tribune reported that when 29-year-old Desiree Mark of Greenfield Township called Inne at Abingtons to ask about holding their wedding, they were very politely -- and LEGALLY -- refused. "
'LEGALLY'- that means you have no recourse. Too bad for you!
Actually we do.

In the United States the right to petition is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, which specifically prohibits Congress from abridging "the right of the people...to petition the Government for a redress of grievances".

Although often overlooked in favor of other more famous freedoms, and sometimes taken for granted many other civil liberties are enforceable against the government only by exercising this basic right.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_petitio...
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#12 Jul 13, 2014
Drake wrote:
If a Jew goes to a restaurant and orders a kosher meal and the waiter says "I'm sorry we don't serve kosher food here. I suggest you go somewhere else", is that discrimination against Jews?
No; because he will serve them if they order from the menu and leave a tip like they really mean it

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#13 Jul 13, 2014
Drake wrote:
If a Jew goes to a restaurant and orders a kosher meal and the waiter says "I'm sorry we don't serve kosher food here. I suggest you go somewhere else", is that discrimination against Jews?
What a silly analogy!

The only way it would apply is if the restaurant advertised that they offered kosher food, but told the nice Jewish couple to go elsewhere, since they don't serve Jews.

If you offer services - say as a wedding venue open to the public, then it should be a crime to turn away law abiding couples who are marrying legally, simply because you don't like their "sort".
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#14 Jul 13, 2014
Quest wrote:
If you offer services - say as a wedding venue open to the public, then it should be a crime to turn away law abiding couples who are marrying legally, simply because you don't like their "sort".
First, it's not simply because you don't like their "sort".
It's against their religion. The supreme court has addressed this.
A closely held business is now a person with religious rights.

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