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MD Trolley Company Cancels Wedding Tours Rather Than Open To Gay Couples

discover-annapolisIn 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.

Discover Annapolis owner Matt Grubbs (right) revealed he wouldn’t play the Trolley Song at any gay nuptials, according to the Baltimore Sun.

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?