Businesses throughout the state of Oklahoma are now getting ready for a new type of wedding. With the legalization of same sex wedding only yesterday, flower shops and bakeries are getting ready for an onslaught of gay lesbian weddings.
Even though the Mayflower Congregational Church is ready to conduct same sex marriage ceremonies, not all of the marriage industry is greeting the marriages with open arms. Leo’s Cakery on the 29th in the South Oklahoma City is gearing up for business now that there is a brand new marriage industry in town.
The cake shop owner Leo Guevara told that actually today he just took his very first order, a couple of hours ago. He added that it would be his very first same sex marriage cake to bake. They asked him first if he could make one of those cakes and he said, yes of course they could make anything.
Actually, Leo’s was on a list of few chapels and bakeries and chapels they called across the Metro. According to reports, one bakery told a leading local news channel they did not agree with the same sex wedding and they would not accommodate any of these celebrations.
Oklahoma ACLU’s executive director Ryan Kiesel told: “You’re a bakery, you’re a photographer, you’re providing a service to the public, those individuals do not enjoy the same level of protection as churches do,”
“Churches and religious institutions that are performing traditionally religious services have been given protections under the law to discriminate.”