Register Now

Site Navigation

gay news News

gay directory Directory

gay travel Travel

gay weddings Weddings

gay real estate Real Estate

gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people People

free gay personals Personals

gay careers Careers

email Gayapolis Email Us

Gayapolis Home Page Home



Illinois Reception Hall Won't Help Lesbian Couple "Celebrate That Sin"
If Taylor Schumaker had known the University Club in downtown Moline, Illinois blatantly discriminated against same-sex couples, she wouldn't have bothered inquiring about holding her wedding reception there.

When Bar Manager Kristen Stewart offered to give Schumaker and her fiance ("he") a tour of the facility and learned that "he" was in fact "she," she abruptly rescinded the offer because "we don't rent to homosexual couples." When WQAD caught up with Stewart --whose husband is President of the University Club -- she defended her decision with her religious beliefs:

STEWART: I am a biblical Christian and I do not believe in homosexual marriage, that's correct. And because marriage is a covenant that God created for man and woman, as a biblical Christian, I cannot help them into or celebrate that sin. My husband's family does not hold the same view. If there is a homosexual couple I will pass them onto them. I have told him if they want to do homosexual receptions I would not have any part of that. He and his family have decided they will.

Full Story from Think Progress

Find more articles and gay wedding resources in Illinois.


Click Here to Return to the Gayapolis News Section

Published on:  June 22, 2012

Most Recent Articles on

BBC's 'EastEnders' Adding a Transgender Character to the Cast - October 9, 2015
Chief Minister of Isle of Man Comes Out - October 9, 2015
African Archbishop Says Africa Needs Time to 'Deal With' Homosexual Issues - October 9, 2015
Man Who Edited Planned Parenthood Videos to Suggest 'Illegal Sales' Has Been Identified - October 9, 2015
Indiana Governor Wants to Make it Legal to Discriminate Against LGBT People - October 9, 2015
Announcement: Fearful Symmetry, by Francis Gideon - October 9, 2015
Seven Tips for Traveling While Trans - October 9, 2015
Nomadic Boys: Gay Kuching, Malaysia - October 9, 2015
LGBT Philadelphia Events - October 9, 2015
Marriage Equality Round-Up - October 9th - October 9, 2015

Sign up for free daily news updates from Gayapolis






Home - News - Directory - Travel - Weddings - Real-Estate - People - Careers - My Account - Log Out
Linking to Gayapolis - Web Site Services - About Gayapolis - Contact Us - Advertising Information - Usage/Privacy Policy
Purple Roofs Travel Directory - Purple Unions Wedding Directory - Gay Realty Network - Mi Casa Su Casa Home Trade - Mongoose On The Loose Web Design
Contents ©2000-2008 Gayapolis, Inc.