Score One (or 9) For The Good Guys

The Washington State Supreme Court ruled unanimously that a florist who denied services to a same-sex couple cannot claim a religious exemption. The religious objection idea often cited by conservatives is revealed for what it really is: thinly veiled bigotry.

Who cares about some flowers? Aren’t there other florists? According to the court ruling, the case here “is no more about access to flowers than civil rights cases in the 1960s were about access to sandwiches.”

“Public accommodations laws do not simply guarantee access to goods or services, Instead, they serve a broader societal purpose: eradicating barriers to the equal treatment of all citizens.”

There was a great deal more in the arguments about the nature of art, morality, and the right to protest. But the message was clear: Like race and religion, sexual orientation is a protected category.

You can read more on Slate.

 

A California Elopement

This amazing looking gay wedding comes to us from a Sonoma winery. Even though same sex marriage is settled law, and widely accepted in California, sometimes it’s still a problem for the happy couple’s extended families. Eloping is often the best choice and guarantees a happy ceremony and reception when you limit it to just a few core friends and family. This package comes courtesy of Run Away With Me, who won’t divulge the exact location, but if all elopements looked this great we’d get married all the time. Click through to their site to see more pictures.

 

How to choose a wedding gown

It doesn’t matter how unconventional your wedding gets, some people love tradition, and we love all weddings. So if your dream wedding includes a wedding gown, or two wedding gowns, a friend of IWF has written up a handy guide to find that perfect dress.

It includes great tips for new underwear, the best time of day to visit, and a reminder that wedding gowns are sized differently than other clothing. Check out the Wedding Gown Guide here.

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