Lesbian Bride Denied Service at Bridal Salon—What Would You Do
By Kirsten Ott Palladino
It’s a scene we’re all too familiar with. Two brides or two grooms enter an establishment hoping for exceptional service as they plan their wedding day only to be shot down whether covertly or completely obvious “we don’t want your business” attitude. Occasionally, it makes the news.
Here’s a shameless plug: This scene is one of the main reasons Equally Wed’s Local Resources, a marketplace of gay-friendly wedding vendors across the country, in Canada and the Caribbean, exists. You shouldn’t have to endure this heartbreaking hatred during what should be one of the happiest times of your life.
ABC’s “What Would You Do?” traveled to a bridal shop in New Jersey to see how bystanders would react to such a scenario. Emotions ran high when the actress, Margaret, picked out a dress she liked but was told the shop would not sell her the dress because she was a lesbian. The show aired Friday, March 23. Watch the clip below to see how customers reacted.
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