Wedding venue in Texas rejected a gay couple

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Aaron Lucero, who got engaged with his fiancé Jeff Cannon last summer, denounced The Venue at Waterstone in Celina in a public post shared on social media 2 weeks ago, writing that it was the first time when he and his partner experienced homophobia in their native country. Lucero and Cannon also published screenshots of the exchange they had with the owner of the venue, who explained in an email that their religion did not allow them to host the wedding of 2 men. According to the couple’s post, the owner’s beliefs and rejection of same-sex weddings was not clear from the venue’s website or from its listing on TheKnot.com, a wedding planning website. If they knew the wedding was not LGBT-friendly, they would not apply to it. “We reached out to other venues with whom we had appointments today, and received responses that they were not ‘well equipped’ or ‘a good fit’ for same-sex weddings which made us feel even worse because they tried to disguise their discrimination,” they wrote.

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