There has been a lot of row regarding gay and lesbian weddings over a span of time.
This confusion further heightened when a Bay Area photography company, refused to take pictures for weddings pertaining to the same sex. Another photography company, Urloved photography, also held the same view. They opined that these couples had a different mindset and values which was difficult for them to follow. They even said that they had referred them to another photographer who shared the same line of thought as theirs. These are not the only instances many gay couples have been denied services from different vendors while they are on their way to attain their social freedom.
A lesbian couple in Oregon had also filed a complaint of discrimination against a bakery in the Portland area when the owner refused to take orders of baking their wedding cake as soon as they came to know that they would be two brides. They later said that they were not against gay or lesbian marriages. It is their religious values that prevented them from taking the order.
The matter is being investigated by Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries’ civil right division to see if the Oregon Equality Act of 2007, has been violated or not. Another instance of discrimination was cited in Iowa, where a transgendered couple had been denied a wedding venue. This also had the similar reason of religious biases. However this has created a stir in the social media and the owner of the venue has received spiteful and threatening emails.