Gay couples have to actively search for a small business owner who would decline to participate in a gay ceremony, in order to sue them.
That’s a complete farce. Show me a single case of that happening… just one. Most often, LGBT people were using the service well before their wedding, or got recommendations from a friend, the same way others hear about such places. They’re not seeking out a specific place to challenge them. Why would they? Do you have any idea what it costs to wage such a lawsuit? More than most weddings.
The big florist case in the news a while back, the gay man trying to get flowers for his wedding had shopped there for over a decade. The florist involved even said as much in court. She was perfectly fine selling him flowers until she found out he was gay, and the flowers were for a gay wedding. She was also the only florist in the area, with the next one being over 70 miles away.
The cake case discussed? They agreed to do the cake, and pulled out of the contract weeks before the wedding after learning it was for two women, causing a huge disruption. They’re being sued mainly for breach of contract. The couple didn’t seek them out specifically to have a lawsuit. They would have much preferred to have had a wedding cake at their wedding. They’re going after the bakery mainly for screwing up their big day with their bigotry and last minute pull-out.
But go ahead believing there’s a “secret agenda”, and that gays are “targeting” shops. But there’s no evidence to back that claim… it’s all in your head.
And really, if these shops had said “we won’t do a cake/flowers because you’re having a mixed-raced marriage, which we feel is against Gods will”, would you be making the same argument? That mixed raced couples are seeking out such places to sue? Would you be claiming it’s the shops right to discriminate because they believe God tells them to?