On the heels of a couple being discriminated against by Colorado bakery Masterpiece Cakes, word comes from NYC that another couple had their civil rights trampled on by a local restaurant.
Barrett Greene and Thomas Eng were denied the right to hold their wedding reception at NYC eatery Amber Village. In spite of paying their $750.00 deposit for use of the space for their reception, the couple’s plans were dashed when the restaurant reneged on the offer on the basis of “large groups of gays are bad Feng Shui.”
The most ironic part of the story is the restaurant’s location; Christopher Street in the heart of the west village area of NYC. Historically, the gay rights movement was born on this street, courtesy of the Stonewall Bar and subsequent riots that put the movement into motion. Now another battle looms on the horizon; Greene and Eng are filing a lawsuit against the establishment.
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