The policy at The Star Barn, a top wedding spot in Elizabethtown that is surrounded by farmland, orchards and vineyards in scenic Lancaster County, drew the attention last month of a retired teacher who was attending an event there. Steven Dinnocenti, who is gay and married, took to social media after he found out about the ban, fueling criticism about the policy. Owner David Abel told PennLive. Abel has been in business 43 years and owns several business ventures, including DAS, a global automotive parts company. Last summer, the U.
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United Methodist Church Plans To Divide Over Differences In LGBTQ Beliefs : NPR
The untold story of the improbable campaign that finally tipped the U. Supreme Court. The county clerk, Gerald Nelson, refused to give it to them. Obviously, he told them, marriage was for people of the opposite sex; it was silly to think otherwise.
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Administrative law judge Robert N. In his written decision, Spence ordered that Phillips "cease and desist from discriminating" against gay couples, or face financial penalties, and cited Colorado state law that prohibits businesses from refusing service based on race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation. Mullins and Craig married in Massachussets and had originally gone to Masterpiece in July because they wanted to a cake for their wedding reception in Colorado. According to the complaint, Phillips told the couple that the store policy was to deny service to customers who wished to order baked goods for a same-sex wedding, based on his religious beliefs. Phillips told the men, "I'll make you birthday cakes, shower cakes, sell you cookies and brownies, I just don't make cakes for same-sex weddings.
Meg Anderson. A rainbow gay pride flag flies below the U. The United Methodist Church announced a proposal Friday to split the denomination over what it called "fundamental differences" regarding its beliefs on same-sex marriage and LGBTQ clergy. The proposal, signed by 16 church leaders from around the world, will be voted on at the church's general conference in May.