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Featured Gay Friendly Wedding Vendor: Art Works, Richmond, Virginia

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Art Works, Richmond, Virginia

Periodically we’ll feature one of our vendors here to let our readers know about some great people who can help you plan the perfect wedding.

Looking for something different? Art Works is the perfect venue to take your wedding beyond the ordinary. Art Works is a full-time art gallery with working artist studios located in the hip Manchester district of downtown Richmond. Our unique facility offers an atmosphere of class, beauty, and fun for your reception without a lot of effort! We have three elegant event halls accommodating 30 to 300 people.

See the Art Works Expanded Listing on Purple Unions Here

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USA, Iowa: Gallery Counter-Sues for Right to Discriminate Against Gay Couples

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

IowaA gallery who turned away a same sex couple in August for a proposed wedding is suing the state.

Think Progress reports:

In August, the Gortz Haus Gallery outside Des Moines, Iowa refused to host a wedding for a same-sex couple, with the owners citing their religious beliefs as justification. The couple sued, claiming the business violated the Iowa Civil Rights Act (ICRA). Now, Betty and Richard Odgaard, the owners of Gortz Haus, have filed their own suit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) seeking the right to continue discriminating lest their wedding business fold, as well as nominal damages for the harassment they say they’ve experienced since refusing to host the wedding.

And there’s the fine line. Not a church, but owners with “sincere religious beliefs.” What if those beliefs included a ban on marriage between two races?

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Iowa.