- Posted August 9, 2014 by
Bridal Store Denies Same Sex Couple Gowns in Pennsylvania
• Friday, August 08, 2014
A Facebook post is getting a lot of attention after a same-sex couple was denied service at a bridal store in Bloomsburg. According to a report from WBRE a couple was turned away by "W-W Bridal Boutique" located on Market Street. The woman's Facebook status stated, an employee at the boutique told her quote "Unfortunately she would not be able to schedule an appointment for them because they currently do not service same sex couples -- it's just not something they do."
The owners of "W-W Bridal Boutique" told WBRE they turned away the women citing religious beliefs. The Press Enterprise also quoted them today. “We feel we have to answer to God for what we do,” said W.W. Bridal owner Victoria Miller, who identified herself as a Christian. “And providing those two girls dresses for a sanctified marriage would break God’s law.”
A Civil Rights lawyer said in Pennsylvania any private business owner has the right to turn away a customer. Bloomsburg town council will be discussing options on an anti-discrimination ordinance at their Monday meeting. Supporters have contacted BloomUtoday with offers of DJ services for the couples wedding, and also an alternative store to purchase dresses.