Cher Horowitz
Rockstar December 2019

Wedding Venue Discrimination

Cher Horowitz, on September 4, 2019 at 3:47 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 55
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This made me sick. FH and I are an interracial couple, so this really hurt my heart. They might have apologized, but they only did so in a vain attempt to save their own skin. If anyone has a reaction they'd like to post, feel free to

Wedding Venue Discrimination 1

https://people.com/human-interest/mississippi-wedding-venue-rejects-interracial-couple/

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  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    I feel this so much. We were turned down by one venue and at least one or two other vendors, not for the same reason, but still discriminatory.
  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    That's awful. I'm so sorry you had to experience that hate

  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    It’s okay! We’d rather not give our money to people like that anyway!
  • Sharon
    Devoted October 2020
    Sharon ·
    Wow!!! How, in this day and age, are people so ignorant as to discriminate against someone just because they're different?! And to use religion as an excuse?! My religion always taught me to love one another. I'm sorry you, or anyone, has had to deal with this.
  • 2d Bride
    Champion October 2009
    2d Bride ·

    As a same-sex couple, we considered ourselves lucky that we didn't run into vendors like this. A lot of people will just say, "Well, why would you want to work with a vendor who is [racist/homophobic}, anyway? Just find another vendor." But those of us who have planned our own weddings know how hard it is to find vendors we like that are within budget, even without having to worry about racism or homophobia. Having some vendors ruled out because they won't deal with us limits our choices, adds to our expense, and generally adds an extra level of stress.

  • Alejandra
    Dedicated November 2020
    Alejandra ·
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    What?! Omg I’m so sorry. How were they discriminating if you don’t mind me asking?
  • Alejandra
    Dedicated November 2020
    Alejandra ·
    I agree. We are also an interracial couple (I am latina and he is white) and we’ve had people look at us funny from time to time. I can’t imagine this amount of hate and discrimination connected to our wedding.
  • Allaura
    Devoted April 2021
    Allaura ·

    I saw this story and it honestly made me so sick! I will never understand like what goes through people's heads when they decide to make such a hateful decision. And to bring religion into it seems ridiculous. I didn't grow up with any sort of organized religion but it seems like such a cop out to say that your religion doesn't allow you to celebrate the love two people have for one another. Ugh! I could go on all day honestly. My fiance and I are also interracial, he's white and I'm Native American, and I'm so happy the vendors we have used and continue to look at are all very accepting and so nice! Hopefully this venue wasn't on like any of the planning websites people use.

  • Denise
    Devoted May 2019
    Denise ·
    Jesus is embarrassed these people are claiming this a religious belief.
  • Kayla
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kayla ·
    I personally will not hire a vendor if they cannot point to evidence of providing service to mixed race, persons of color and same sex marriages. They don’t deserve my money.
  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·

    I am a devout Christian and let me tell you, that is NOT how anyone, Christians especially, should act! Jesus called us to love others with a Christ-like love, meaning to ACCEPT everyone! No judgement, no questions, just love. I am so sorry for all people who have to deal with injustice like this, and apologize on their behalf!

  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    Sadly I can believe it. A venue FH and I were looking at had a small note in the contract that stated you could only have a ceremony for a man and woman because of religious reasons. It was a ceremony site on a college campus. Made me sick to my stomach. It was a good price but that’s completely unacceptable.
  • Allaura
    Devoted April 2021
    Allaura ·
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    Same!!!!!!

  • A
    Expert January 2020
    Abby ·
    This hurts my heart. Everyone deserves love. This makes me beyond sad and very very angry at the same time. I live in TN and they just passed a law that makes it difficult for people to get married anywhere but a courthouse (which they are trying to ban and they’ve limited what courthouses you can get married in) or a church. It was directed towards gays it’s called the “Natural Marriage Defense Act”. To keep Marriage in the church and “how it’s supposed to be”. They did this by making it where only church officials& judges (ministers, rabbis, preachers, or judges etc.) could marry people. Many churches refuse to marry gays near where I live. I also hate that religion is used to back this disgusting behavior. This breaks my heart. Any and everyone has the right to love who they love and should not be judged for it. I feel sorry for anyone who deals with this type of discrimination My heart goes out them.
  • Anna
    Expert August 2020
    Anna ·

    This is terrible. FH and I are also an interracial couple and luckily have not once in our 5 year relationship encountered any negativity because of it. My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced discrimination of any kind.

  • Future Mrs. A. 💍
    Super November 2020
    Future Mrs. A. 💍 ·
    This is BEYOND TERRIBLE. they should be shut down. I really hope NO ONE books there. I’m besides myself. 😮 makes me sick. Such a sad world we live in. Too much hate.
  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I agree! The fact they used religion to justify their racism was so disturbing

  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I wish everyone would understand that love is universal! I'm so sorry you've had to deal with those rude looks

  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    I agree! And if anyone did book it, I'd hope they would feel morally compelled to cancel. I hope your planning continues going well

  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
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    You're so right. Jesus wants us to love everyone!

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