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Vermont Inn sued by lesbian couple for rejecting their wedding

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If you want to hate and discriminate against us, well, that is your prerogative, but don't expect to be able to discriminate against us in public accommodations in states where we are legally protected.

Kate Baker and Ming Linsley filed the suit on Tuesday in Vermont Superior Court, accusing the Wildflower Inn of Lyndonville of abruptly turning them away after learning they are lesbians.

They claim the inn violated Vermont’s Fair Housing and Public Accommodations Act, which prohibits inns, hotels, motels and other establishments with five or more rooms from turning away patrons based on sexual orientation. The law makes an exemption for religious organizations.
One of the bride's mothers spoke with the wedding coordinator, and she corrected her when the coordinator referred to the "bride and groom."
Shortly after the conversation, Ms. Peters received an e-mail with the subject line “bad news,” according to the lawsuit, and was told the innkeepers did not allow same-sex wedding receptions at the site.
Bad news? Bad news, indeed, for the Wildflower Inn.

I hope they get the book thrown at them.

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