The final nail in the coffin came in August when the slighted lesbian couple filed an anti-discrimination suit with the state.“The LGBT attacks are the reason we are shutting down the shop.
(Sources: local news sources here and here and the Huffington Post.) ■ All Occasion Party Place, Texas: In February, the Fort Worth-based wedding venue declined to host a wedding reception for a gay couple.
They have killed our business through mob tactics,” Klein said.
His wife added: “I guess in my mind I thought we lived in a lot nicer of a world where everybody tolerated everybody.” Christian Wedding Vendors Under Attack In 2006, a noted advocate for traditional marriage, Maggie Gallagher, warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to constraints on religious freedom.
“When you start recognizing same-sex marriage, these cases are going to start coming up,” said Jim Campbell, an Alliance for Defense attorney involved in the New Mexico case.
The legalization of same-sex marriage has created new opportunities for Christian business owners to run afoul of longstanding anti-discrimination laws, according to Campbell.