TN: After Canceling Ceremony For Gay Vet Couple, Wedding Venue Changes Anti-Gay Policy
Though the Kentucky print shop that refuses service to gay people has doubled-down on its discrimination, good news comes out of Tennessee, where the wedding venue we reported about on Monday has reversed its anti-LGBT policy.
After word that Mint Springs Farm had canceled a ceremony once the venue's owners learned the service was for a gay couple made international headlines, a change of heart took place.
According to a statement obtained by the Tennessee Equality Project:
"As owners of Mint Springs farm we have had time to regroup and reflect. We have reached out to the community and started a dialogue with Tennessee Equality Project. The Executive Director, Chris Sanders was able to meet with us. In order to move forward we have decided to change our policy. We will offer commitment ceremonies for any future couples that have a legal license from other states or countries. We also want to broaden this offer to include couples who simply want a commitment ceremony with no intention of obtaining legal marriage license. This will be our policy moving forward, it will remain true to all future prospective clients."
Good work, TEP! Have time for a drive to Kentucky this afternoon?