PA Bridal Shop Won’t Sell to Lesbian Couples
Another problem directly related to our lack of LGBT-discrimination laws has reared its ugly head. A lesbian couple were denied service at W.W. Bridal Boutique in Bloombsburg, Pennsylvania, because, according to owner Victoria Miller, “providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.” More from LGBTQ Nation:
One of the two [brides] says she was placed on hold for several minutes, then told, “Unfortunately she would not be able to schedule an appointment for us because they currently do not service same-sex couples—it’s just not something they do.”
“We feel we have to answer to God for what we do and providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law,” says owner Victoria Miller.
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.”
Off the bat, I know of at least one local bridal boutique that would be happy to have the couple’s business. Give Philadelphia Bridal Company a call, ladies. From the look of that store window, its dresses are much better, anyway.