Marriage equality in the United States exists, yet service equality for LGBTQ weddings doesn’t, as evidenced by cases headed to the Supreme Court that address religious freedom and the right to refuse service. Can we find an answer inside the industry or must it be left to the courts?

These days, the emotional range of the LGBTQ community in the United States can broadly be described as reflective, agitated, and empowered. On the heels of the advent of marriage equality two years ago, with several lower courts ruling against wedding pros who refused to serve same-sex couples, and with higher approval ratings for and comfort with same-sex marriage, there is certainly much about which the LGBTQ community can feel empowered and content.

But a deeper unrest exists for many beneath the champagne toasts and sparkler-lit receptions.

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