Two owners of an Indiana pizzeria have found themselves in very hot water after refusing to cater for a gay wedding, taking advantage of the new religious-objection laws in the USA.
The law itself has caused a fair bit of debate, some claiming it is their right to deny service citing religious beliefs – and others claiming this is a massive step backwards and a huge mistake. The owners of the pizzeria used said law and have been forced to shut down after a furious backlash.
Owner of the pizza place, Mr O’Conner, claimed:
That lifestyle is something they choose. I choose to be heterosexual.’
Now before we enter into a debate about gay rights, one thing has to be said – it is not a choice. It is the way they are. Just like some people are straight.
The pizzeria’s situation has caused a fair bit of debate and after seeing that, coupled with outcry over the law, Indiana have now unveiled an updated, watered down version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act after serious pressure.
Now we are all for personal choice and the right to behave in any way you want but refusing to cater a wedding just because the couple are gay seems a bit too much like discrimination to us.
But each to their own and all that.