Opposed to same-sex marriage, company ends wedding business

Dec 25, 2012 | Posted by: Rick in Kansas | Full story: www.baltimoresun.com

An Annapolis company whose old-fashioned trolleys are iconic in the city's wedding scene has abandoned the nuptial industry rather than serve same-sex couples.

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“I Am No One Else”

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Good, if you can't handle the job then find a new career and let people who can handle the job take over.

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Good riddance. The same thing happened when Apartheid ended in South Africa -- there were companies who went out of business rather than serve Black customers. But many others decided to gear their businesses toward their a new diverse clientele and flourished throughout Africa.

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They're off their trolley.

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When you choose bigotry you limit your customer base.

Good riddance.
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well if u dont want to serve all the public- then he's doing us all a favor- BYE BIGOT...see ya, go get a job in a church LOL
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Any business that can't or refuses to keep up with the times usually goes out of business, just like Hostess.
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Better than working in a bus station in the shithouse like you.
u make no sense what so-ever.....your fantasies arent relevant here.

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Well if he loses $50,000 in annual income, that is probably $500 less money in donations to right-wing causes.

Any business person who gets rid of paying customers that don't cause real problems (like trashing facilities) is an economic moron.

If I ran a business I'd be happy to serve Nazis as long as they paid and did not cause problems.
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JohnInToronto wrote:
Well if he loses $50,000 in annual income, that is probably $500 less money in donations to right-wing causes.
Any business person who gets rid of paying customers that don't cause real problems (like trashing facilities) is an economic moron.
If I ran a business I'd be happy to serve Nazis as long as they paid and did not cause problems.
And you would be obliged to do so under the law.

If a wedding VENDOR can refuse service to gays, why not restaurants? Why not grocery stores? Why not mortgage agencies? There's no room for a conscience clause in public accommodation law. These people are not churches

“Marriage Equality”

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I bet the good "christian" didn't have any problem renting out to weddings of divorcees, though, did he??

It never ceases to amaze me how unaware these idiots are when they draw these pointless lines in the sand.

Did they quiz their rental applicants before to see if either (or both) of them had been married before?? You know what Jesus said about that, right?? ADULTERY!! Bad, bad, BAD!!!

The good news is that it appears there's HUGE demand in Annapolis for trolleys at weddings. That means it won't take long for someone else that's NOT an ignorant fool to start up a wedding trolley business and finish putting the bigoted company out of business. If there's really fifty grand a year in business to be had,*someone* will do it!

Good times, good times....
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Too bad for them, but they did what was fair. No business will refuse blacks; no business will refuse brunettes; no business refuses thieves, murderers, adulterers or the divorced.

By some inane "magic," GAYS are singled out as the WORST possible customers these people could have.

I applaud them for ending their goddamn business rather than *daring* to show a prejudice which singles out ONE minority when EVERY other minority could bankrupt this business for prejudice -- and now gays can too.

Smart move, I say to the business. Too bad it's you, but I have no sympathy. If you can serve murderers, you can serve HARMLESS gay people -- or GET OUT, which you did. Thank you.
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Another radical straight separtist.
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eJohn wrote:
I bet the good "christian" didn't have any problem renting out to weddings of divorcees, though, did he??
It never ceases to amaze me how unaware these idiots are when they draw these pointless lines in the sand.
Did they quiz their rental applicants before to see if either (or both) of them had been married before?? You know what Jesus said about that, right?? ADULTERY!! Bad, bad, BAD!!!
The good news is that it appears there's HUGE demand in Annapolis for trolleys at weddings. That means it won't take long for someone else that's NOT an ignorant fool to start up a wedding trolley business and finish putting the bigoted company out of business. If there's really fifty grand a year in business to be had,*someone* will do it!
Good times, good times....
That's how conservatives and republicans operate. For one, they'd serve ADULTERERS and the DIVORCED. They'd serve MURDERERS. They'd serve POLYGAMISTS.

They don't care about polygamy. They cared *as soon as* gay marriage became an issue.

They don't care about violence in film. They cared *as soon as* twenty schoolkids were killed and they don't want their guns taken away.

The conservatives are *OPPORTUNISTS* when it comes to what they "care" about, and *EXTREMELY* manipulative about it.

I can find reasons to criticize both progressives (quite heavily) and conservatives (quite viciously), but on this topic, progressives win. They are at least very, very consistent about what they care about; it doesn't change to manipulate the point of view of others. With conservatives, it does, unfortunately.

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Let me get this, pardon the expression, straight. His Christian sensibilities aren't the least bit offended by being required to provide his services to Muslims and Jews and Buddhists and Atheists and anyone else who would seem to offensive to them, it's just when they are same sex couples it crosses the line. Usually I ask Jesus to save us from some of his Christians, this idiot needs saved from himself.
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Rick in Kansas wrote:
Let me get this, pardon the expression, straight. His Christian sensibilities aren't the least bit offended by being required to provide his services to Muslims and Jews and Buddhists and Atheists and anyone else who would seem to offensive to them, it's just when they are same sex couples it crosses the line. Usually I ask Jesus to save us from some of his Christians, this idiot needs saved from himself.
They would serve *satanists*, sir -- they would serve *mass murderers*, sir -- but the idea of serving gays causes him to close his doors and throw the business in the toilet.

The man is fucked in the head, pure and simple. Period. End of statement. Seriously. This is a sickness I can barely wrap my mind around.

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Oh well...............another one bites the dust.

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NoQ wrote:
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You stupid Fa$$ots always think your reality is someone elses fantasies. Wake up pervert, no one but a freak wants your lifestyle. Stupid Fa$$ot.
And yet, you spend so much time writing about gay male sex in such graphic detail.

I know of no straight men who do that...

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Good for him wrote:
This man took a stand for God the rest of our country needs to do the same thing. Being gay is wrong and it's Good to see that there are still some good God fearing people in our great nation.
Being gay is not wrong or right...it just "is".
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I'll bet they have no trouble marrying liars, murderers, thieves and those who lust after things owned by others, things that are ACTUALLY included in the 10 commandments. Or those who worship other gods or don't worship any gods at all. Or people who violate all the other things included in Leviticus. To target one group from the bible for bigotry and ignore all the rest is the action of hypocrites. We won't miss them. And I suspect a savvy businessman will quickly pick up their trolleys at fire sale prices.
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Good for him wrote:
This man took a stand for God the rest of our country needs to do the same thing. Being gay is wrong and it's Good to see that there are still some good God fearing people in our great nation.
Nope. Being gay is fine. But being a bigot is way more than wrong. Just curious, but if your god is this really good being, as you all claim, why would you fear him?

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