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Tarrant County Party Facility Refuses Gay Couple's Wedding Reception
NBCDFW ^ | 2/20/2013 | Lindsay Wilcox

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.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: gays

1 posted on 02/24/2013 7:45:38 AM PST by tuffydoodle
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To: tuffydoodle
...someone to deny you simply because you date someone of the same sex, it doesn't really make sense to me."

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.

2 posted on 02/24/2013 7:48:45 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: tuffydoodle

“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.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 7:48:59 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: tuffydoodle

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.


4 posted on 02/24/2013 7:49:52 AM PST by TheZMan (Buy more ammo.)
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To: tuffydoodle

“sucker punched” Good grief homosexuals are offended by everything. Just fine another place to have you party, why go to the papers.


5 posted on 02/24/2013 7:54:16 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Mouton

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..)


6 posted on 02/24/2013 7:54:53 AM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: tuffydoodle

They’ll get sued. But good for them for standing up for what is right.


7 posted on 02/24/2013 7:57:38 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: tuffydoodle

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?


8 posted on 02/24/2013 8:02:41 AM PST by Mercat (Never laugh at live dragons)
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To: svcw

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.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 8:03:21 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: tuffydoodle

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.


10 posted on 02/24/2013 8:22:28 AM PST by albie (`)
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To: TheZMan

> 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...


11 posted on 02/24/2013 8:22:33 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: TheZMan

> 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...


12 posted on 02/24/2013 8:22:57 AM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


13 posted on 02/24/2013 8:26:17 AM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

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.


14 posted on 02/24/2013 8:27:49 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle; TheZMan

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.


15 posted on 02/24/2013 8:30:44 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: tuffydoodle

I expect to see Ben and Justin cuddling in the Presidential “box” at the next sotu (if we still have a union next January).


16 posted on 02/24/2013 8:33:20 AM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: jsanders2001

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


17 posted on 02/24/2013 8:34:07 AM PST by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing --- Joe Pine)
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To: tuffydoodle

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.


18 posted on 02/24/2013 8:35:21 AM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: tuffydoodle

The FACT that the fudge-packing sodomites don’t see this as a BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY exposes the real agenda here...


19 posted on 02/24/2013 8:36:06 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: tuffydoodle

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?


20 posted on 02/24/2013 8:38:25 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: tuffydoodle

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.


21 posted on 02/24/2013 8:43:24 AM PST by azishot (When your life is on the line, lead is worth more than gold.)
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To: dennisw

“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...


22 posted on 02/24/2013 8:44:46 AM PST by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: 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.”

When did Texas start letting queers get married?


23 posted on 02/24/2013 8:47:24 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: azishot
This is part of the Gay Agenda.

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.

24 posted on 02/24/2013 8:49:44 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: Beagle8U
When did Texas start letting queers get married?

The excerpt above says they are getting "married" in Mexico.

25 posted on 02/24/2013 9:03:34 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: RoosterRedux

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.


26 posted on 02/24/2013 9:07:38 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: tuffydoodle

So they don’t approve of sodomy? Neither does the Judeo-Christian religion.


27 posted on 02/24/2013 9:09:40 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: tuffydoodle
I agree, but that is still their goal.

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.

28 posted on 02/24/2013 9:14:29 AM PST by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: tuffydoodle

Oh dear me...

...go somewhere else.


29 posted on 02/24/2013 9:15:15 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: albie

How could you hurt his wittle feewings like that, you monster?


30 posted on 02/24/2013 9:17:01 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
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To: tuffydoodle; mickie
'The Party Place' is outside city limits.

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?

Leni

31 posted on 02/24/2013 9:25:42 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: Menehune56
There are gay venues in Fort Worth and probably even more in Dallas, why not go there?

Because the left's purpose is not to leave others alone, but to enforce conformity with their views.

32 posted on 02/24/2013 9:42:54 AM PST by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: MinuteGal

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?


33 posted on 02/24/2013 10:29:08 AM PST by tuffydoodle (Shut up voices, or I'll poke you with a Q-Tip again.)
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To: svcw
, why go to the papers

In case you've not noticed, our media is brimming over full with homosexuals. The media therefor is their favorite "Bulling" tool.

34 posted on 02/24/2013 11:29:44 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: tuffydoodle
"...in today's day and age, for someone to deny you simply because you date someone of the same sex blatantly defy the laws of God and nature, it doesn't really make sense to me."

There. Fixed it.

35 posted on 02/24/2013 11:52:35 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Gun control is hitting what you aim at. -- Chuck Norris)
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To: Menehune56

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!


36 posted on 02/24/2013 12:39:45 PM PST by MomofMarine
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To: tuffydoodle
Next thing you know these sexually perverted deviants will be demanding that they and their barnyard animal sexual partners be allowed to have a reception there as well. These "people" are mentally disturbed and their minds are warped. But in the end God will have the final say.
37 posted on 02/24/2013 2:41:09 PM PST by Ron H. (Hussein Obama, the 21st century American Balkanizer - 'Yes I Can')
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To: tuffydoodle

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.

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Businesses that don’t want queer work should use the old “$250,000.00 nonrefundable cleaning deposit” approach.


38 posted on 02/24/2013 6:40:24 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 ( Nothing so vexes me as a democrap above ground...ENFORCE THE BILL OF RIGHTS.)
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