Skip to comments.Tarrant County Party Facility Refuses Gay Couple's Wedding Reception
Posted on 02/24/2013 7:45:28 AM PST by tuffydoodle
A gay Fort Worth couple says a Tarrant County facility is refusing to rent them space to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a reception.
The owner of the All Occasion Party Place told Ben Allen and Justin Hudgins that she would not rent to them because they are gay, they said.
After learning they are gay, she said in an email to them that: "... it is because of God that I will not be a part in your reception and I know he loves you but not what you are doing."
"It almost felt like a sucker-punch to the face," Allen said.
"Initially, I didn't know how to respond, so I called Justin immediately and told him what happened," he said. "I was kind of floored a bit. I thought, in today's day and age, for someone to deny you simply because you date someone of the same sex, it doesn't really make sense to me."
Allen and Hudgins are getting married in Mexico on April 6 and plan to have a party with their friends and family when they return home.
All Occasion Party Place is just outside the Fort Worth city limits, so it doesn't fall under the city's anti-discrimination code, which does offer protection in such situations.
The owner of the facility told NBC 5 she did not want to comment on the matter.
Gee, dating someone of the same sex doesn't make sense to me. But you know what, if that's what you want, fine. If the party facility doesn't want to host your party, fine too. It's called freedom - no one can tell you what to do, and no one can tell the party place what they have to do either.
“All Occasion Party Place is just outside the Fort Worth city limits, so it doesn’t fall under the city’s anti-discrimination code”
So, why is this “news”. It does one service for me though, it alerts me to a place to hold a wedding reception.
We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
“sucker punched” Good grief homosexuals are offended by everything. Just fine another place to have you party, why go to the papers.
You do know why don’t you?
Someone said NO to a gay couple..
And that can NOT stand.
(personally, I’d tell um to piss off too..)
They’ll get sued. But good for them for standing up for what is right.
My son and his fiancee just chose a catering service to cater their wedding reception. This is a typical small family business. Husband is the chef, wife is the manager, kids work the events along with others whom I’m pretty sure are long time employees. So do we force these family oriented people to endure gay pride PDA and who knows what else going on?
The answer is easy: the goal is to force everyone to accept and kowtow to the Lavender Mafia. “Accept us...or ELSE!” is the de facto motto of the LGBTQRSTUV bullies.
Owner should say...Go pound sand faggot. This is MY place and we play by MY rules!
I was in a popular, left wing, nut job grocery store a few weeks ago when the checkout guy (out and proud gay) stuck his nose in my small paper bag to see what kind of bakery good I was buying. I said “I don’t appreciate your sticking your snotty nose in my purchase. I’m going to bag another pastry and go to a different check out person”. I complained to the manager. I saw the manager talk with the “guy” who started crying and pointing at me. I dropped everything and said, “I will never shop here again” in a fairly loud tone. It was really satisfying.
> We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Every business should have this sign posted. I’m sure the gay couple has already consulted an attorney and that Obama as been notified so he can granstand to look like Daddy Gub’mint and scold the “evil God loving” business owners on national TV. Hopefully he doesnt try to introduce legislation to force businesses to cater to gays. If he does I say make it the most unpleasurable experience possible without making it look intentional you know sort of like Obama does things. See you can learn some useful things from 0...
> We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.
Every business should have this sign posted. I’m sure the gay couple has already consulted an attorney and that Obama has been notified so he can granstand to look like Daddy Gub’mint and scold the “evil God loving” business owners on national TV. Hopefully he doesnt try to introduce legislation to force businesses to cater to gays. If he does I say make it the most unpleasurable experience possible without making it look intentional you know sort of like Obama does things. See you can learn some useful things from 0...
They want to justify their sin by forcing acceptance.
They will never be accepted, it is inherent in our DNA as revulsion.
Even liberals who claim they are accepting treat homosexuals more like pets than people.
I have many friends who public are accepting, yet privately are the most intolerant towards homosexuals. Hell, they don’t even like each other.
I see this as another form of bullying. NBC and the gay couple are bullying this small business because they don’t believe as the gays want them to believe.
Oh, please-the little wuss needs to find another venue, and stop whining like the drama queen he obviously is-his lifestyle isn’t suited to a nice, normal place, and this is still a free country, so he just needs to shut up.
I’ve seen the right to refuse service signs in privately owned businesses all my life, either on the door, or on the wall behind the checkout. They are still common out here-in the 4 restaurants we have, because they serve alcohol, and there are rude tourists around in summer-but the general store and an ice house have them as well.
I think every private business should display one-no one has the right to tell you who to sell-or not sell-your product/service to, period.
I expect to see Ben and Justin cuddling in the Presidential “box” at the next sotu (if we still have a union next January).
These godless gay lesbians went out shopping for a lawsuit not for a reception hall. Eric Holder/Obama like sticking it to Texans so the Justice Department might intervene
You’re exactly right. The left is nothing but hypocrisy. “Celebrate diversity!” Oh, but if you don’t agree with them and don’t support their agenda, do they celebrate your differing thoughts and opinions? No! Of course not, they revert to the same tactics they decry in others.
The FACT that the fudge-packing sodomites don’t see this as a BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY exposes the real agenda here...
The All Occasion Party Place looks like it’s south of Fort Worth between Burleson and Mansfield. I’ve never been in that particular area but it’s got to be out in the country. This same-sex couple must have known they’d get a chilly reception. There are gay venues in Fort Worth and probably even more in Dallas, why not go there?
If a business says, “No shoes, no shirts, no service” it stands to reason they can also say, “NO GAYS!”. Good for the All Occasion Party Place.
“shopping for a lawsuit”-it sounds like they went to the wrong store-every mile they went out of the city limits lessened their chances of being satisfied customers...
“A gay Fort Worth couple says a Tarrant County facility is refusing to rent them space to celebrate their upcoming wedding with a reception.”
When did Texas start letting queers get married?
They are going to prove that Gay is the new Black and in doing so will achieve for themselves all the rights of minority status.
The excerpt above says they are getting "married" in Mexico.
I don’t see how gays can claim to have the same status as the black community. As I heard a genetist say, any trait that could potentially cause an entire species to die out is considered a defect. Being black isn’t a defect.
So they don’t approve of sodomy? Neither does the Judeo-Christian religion.
They've already bullied to the psychiatric profession into removing homosexuality from the list of mental disorders. Next they plan to make society accept their perversity as normal.
Then they plan to destroy the American family.
It doesn't hurt their cause by having a gay president.
Oh dear me...
...go somewhere else.
How could you hurt his wittle feewings like that, you monster?
Excerpted from the article....."so it (the party facility) doesn't fall under the city's anti-discrimination code which does offer protection in such situations."
Am I to interpret this statement as it being a fact that the city's code FORCES party facilities to rent to gays under penalty of law?
Anyone know the city's provisions on this issue?
Because the left's purpose is not to leave others alone, but to enforce conformity with their views.
So I wonder if some hate group wanted to rent a party facility in Fort Worth, where ever they chose would be forced to let them rent, on account of the city’s code against discrimination?
In case you've not noticed, our media is brimming over full with homosexuals. The media therefor is their favorite "Bulling" tool.
There. Fixed it.
Because they wanted a reason to make a stink and sue. They know where they are welcome and where they aren’t, so why do they always choose the ones where they aren’t?
Nothing like this could have happened when I was a child. I grew up in a beautiful, idyllic small town in the 50s. I had decent, hard-working parents, went to an excellent school that actually taught me, attended church twice a week, and assumed life in this country would be the same forever. It wasn’t too bad for my kids, but not like my childhood. My poor grandchildren are growing up in an evil, topsy-turvy world and the future does not look bright. I have lived too long!
see this as another form of bullying. NBC and the gay couple are bullying this small business because they dont believe as the gays want them to believe.
Businesses that don’t want queer work should use the old “$250,000.00 nonrefundable cleaning deposit” approach.