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They have killed our business through mob tactics,” Klein said.His wife added: “I guess in my mind I thought we lived in a lot nicer of a world where everybody tolerated everybody.” Christian Wedding Vendors Under Attack In 2006, a noted advocate for traditional marriage, Maggie Gallagher, warned that the legalization of same-sex marriage would lead to constraints on religious freedom.
The legalization of same-sex marriage has created new opportunities for Christian business owners to run afoul of longstanding anti-discrimination laws, according to Campbell.
(Sources: news reports including local television and the Associated Press.) ■ Wildflower Inn, Vermont: A lesbian couple sued the Wildflower Inn under the state public accommodations law in 2011 after being told they could not have their wedding reception there.
The owners were reportedly open to holding same-sex ceremonies as long as customers were notified that the events personally violated their Catholic faith. The inn had to settle the case in 2012, paying a ,000 fine and putting double that amount in a charitable trust.
The Des Moines baker was called a “bigot” and faced a protest and Facebook boycott but refused to budge, citing her Christian faith.
(Sources: news reports including Washington Times and Huffington Post.) ■ Fleur Cakes, Oregon: Pam Regentin, the owner of the Mount Hood-area cake shop, refused to make a cake for a lesbian couple earlier this year, sparking another Facebook boycott in May.
(Sources: The New York Times here and here, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Life Site News.) ■ Elane Photography, New Mexico: The state Supreme Court ruled in August that a New Mexico photography business owned by Elaine Huguenin and her husband Jon could not legally deny services to same-sex couples.