In the wake of Maryland’s brand-spanking-new marriage-equality law, a local trolley company has announced it will stop providing wedding transport rather than extend its services to same-sex couples.
In a letter to a potential client, Grubbs complained, “the law exempts my minister from doing same-sex weddings, and the Knights of Columbus don’t have to rent out their hall for a gay wedding reception, but somehow my religious convictions don’t count for anything.” He maintains the change will cost him about $50,000 in lost business.
The customer, heterosexual Chris Belkot, zinged back: “It is your right to run your business any way you see fit, but let’s be honest here, you drive a trolley up and down a street. Not exactly God’s work.”
Ooh, snappy rejoinder Mr. Belkot—are you sure you’re not gay?