tazzari saidI'm divided. As a public business, they have no right to deny the couple. But as a private person, I do feel awkward about compelling someone to host something they can't approve of, no matter how stupid the disapproval is.
On the other hand (is this the third hand?), why would the lesbian couple want to have their wedding where they are unwelcome?
In the end, the law, and equality, must prevail - but I'd sure hate to have to use my ranch to host a wedding for some flat-earth, anti-gay religious whacko pair.
Yet society requires some measure of civility among people of differentiating and even among conflicting values. Otherwise you have chaos.
Even right here on a gay farm, you have gay people who think it is okay to vote for a presidential candidate who would deny us our civil rights. Many of us have religious friends who might be friendly during life but who might think we'll be damned upon death.
You're not going to abolish all the hatred in the world. But that doesn't mean that hatred always gets to discriminate. Society can require hatred to be discreet.
Because when people can't put their hatred aside and be polite, what remains of society is madness.