Denying Lesbian Couple Access to Events Venue is Legal

But owner’s ‘traditional Christian values’ are immoral

James Finn
Dec 26, 2020 · 7 min read
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Image: Brianna May and Kasey Mayfield (Chelsea Clayton)

When I was a little kid, I loved Christmas!

Much of my love centered on Grandma Finn. Nobody could roast a turkey or bake a mincemeat pie like her. Mostly, though, I treasured sitting at the kitchen table as Grandma told stories about growing up in an era without cars, electricity, or indoor plumbing.

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Grandma Finn, fierce and fiery.

Grandma was Irish Catholic and devout

She filled her home with images of Jesus and Mary, and at Christmas her ancient nativity scene glowing with candle light filled me with wonder. She supported her second daughter’s journey to become a nun, and she said she wanted a priest in the family, though that never happened.

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Sherriff Taylor could be “snippy and controlling” toward his Aunt Bea
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Publicity photo from Yelp

Brianna May, Kasey Mayfield, and The Warehouse on Ivy

“As we would love to have you at our venue,” wrote Daniel Stanley in an email to Kasey Mayfield, “unfortunately we do not host same sex marriage ceremonies. We do appreciate you considering us.”

Grandma Finn would know the answer is mere bigotry

Staley is upholding old traditions centered around excluding LGBTQ people, traditions designed to force us into closets and prevent us from fully enjoying our civil liberties, from taking part in society as equal human beings.

It’s time to reject hate and move forward to better times. Right, Grandma?

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James Finn

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

James Finn

Written by

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Prism & Pen

Amplifying LGBTQ voices through the art of storytelling

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