This is in reference to our Knights of Columbus Halls or any catholic facility that is rented out for wedding to other churches ,etc.
Consistent with the law against discrimination [RCW 49.60], no religious organization is required to provide accommodations, facilities, advantages, privileges, services, or goods related to the solemnization or celebration of a marriage unless the organization offers admission, occupancy, or use of these accommodations or facilities to the public for a fee, or offers those advantages, privileges, services, or goods to the public for sale.
Kate Baker and Ming Linsley, a lesbian couple filed a suit against the Wildflower Inn in Vermont for not allowing them to have their wedding there even they were reported to be a friendly gay B & B. “In the ad done for Maine on gay marriage ballot in November 2012, **Jim O’Reilly of the Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville said he and his wife paid $30,000 to settle the lawsuit from ACLU and can no longer host any weddings simply because they don’t support gay marriage because of their religious beliefs” **
(From their web site – They are a catholic couple with 8 children ages 11-29. In 1984 they opened up a four room B&B and the expanded it over the years).
Weddings were a prime part of their business and by shutting this part of their business down, it has hurt them majorly.
There are so many of these lawsuits.
How about catholic psycologists–
- JONAH (Jews offering New Alternatives for Homosexuality) –The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a lawsuit in Superior Court in New Jersey on behalf of 4 men and 2 of their parents accusing them of dangerous sham tactics to “fix something that is not broken”. JONAH offers reparative therapy.
“Two months ago,
California became the first state in the nation to ban gay conversion therapy for minors when Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 1172. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, called gay cure therapy “quackery” and said parents were never informed of its potentially dangerous aftereffects.