Crystal Allen and Kenyata White chose AffordableWeddingMinister.com to plan their wedding, but the business owner Susan Latimer refused their request when she realized it was a couple of women. The company had been apparently working for several weeks on their wedding without even interested in their clients.
"We are very uncomfortable with same-sex marriage as it is directly against our beliefs," she told the couple via email. "We would not be a very good fit."
But, since February 2013, there is a nondiscrimination ordinance which protects LGBT people in Phoenix. It also protects "any religious or denominational institution or organization."
Susan and her husband Al are both Non- Denominational Ministers though Christian Glory Church, they organize religious as civil marriages, but their business is not clearly described as a religious organization.
The couple said they did not plan to sue the company but they would have liked AffordableWeddingMinister.com mentions on its website that they don't work with same-sex couples.
Note that when a federal judge repealed the marriage equality ban in Arizona, the owner of AffordableWeddingMinister.com saw this as an act that “goes directly against God’s laws” and that is a “war on those who believe in Jesus, God, and the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.”
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