Here Comes The Bigot....
Bride-to-be Alix Genter was recently thrilled to find the perfect dress for her upcoming wedding. She'd brought her whole family with her to pick it out -- her mom even made muffins to share with everyone and her father brought champagne to "Here Comes The Bride", a local New Jersey bridal shop.
But the next day, the shop called Alix to tell her the would not do business with her after all, and were cancelling the order. Why?
Because Alix is a lesbian.
The owner had noticed that when Alix filled out the order form for her dress, she crossed out the word "groom" where it was on the form and wrote in "partner," and added her fiancee's name. The owner of the store, in her voice message turning down Alix's business, said that she didn't want to be involved in an "illegal action" -- despite the fact that Alix plans her wedding to take place in New York State, where it is fully legal, and despite the fact that civil unions are also permitted in the state of New Jersey.
In an column in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the editor gave the shop's owner a chance to elaborate on her position somewhat:
"They get that way," she [said]. By "they," she meant women who were fed up with men because "men can be difficult," and so now they "experiment" with female relationships because they're tired of having men boss them around.
She [talked] about a friend whose wife left him for another woman. And about a young family member who was molested by a same-sex adult male. And about a gay man who once plunged a knife into a chair in the restaurant where she worked. And - she finally lost me here - something about the Navy SEALs. "It's a lot of drama," she said.
The public is responding the best way it knows how at the moment -- by leaving scathing reviews on Yelp.