October 19, 2014 2:29 pm -


Despite the fact that same-sex marriage is now legal in Nevada following the striking down of a ban on marriage equality earlier this month, some wedding chapels in Las Vegas are still refusing to perform same-sex weddings, citing “deeply-held personal beliefs” that the rule of law is null and void when confronted with the awesome power…


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

41 responses to Elvis-Themed Vegas Wedding Chapel Refuses Same-Sex Weddings

  1. rosscassell October 19th, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    So what, you go to a chapel that will marry you to your partner…

    • tracey marie October 19th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

      troll, brietbart is that way———>

      • rosscassell October 19th, 2014 at 9:08 pm

        Oh thats right, I have the wrong opinions and you dont like to hear wrong opinions dont you, as fragile as they are.

        • Carla Akins October 19th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

          No, you just don’t back up your opinions with fact or law. They’re just your opinions and not very good ones at that.

          • rosscassell October 19th, 2014 at 9:25 pm

            Thats what gets expressed in political debate, “opinions”..

          • Carla Akins October 20th, 2014 at 6:59 am

            And if you want your opinion to have any credibility, you’ll back it up with a reference or a reasonable example instead of endorsing discrimination.

          • whatthe46 October 19th, 2014 at 9:33 pm

            i don’t find much of what he say as an opinion as much as it is about bigotry and noise.

        • tracey marie October 19th, 2014 at 9:38 pm

          no you are an imbecile filled with impotent racist rage

          • rosscassell October 20th, 2014 at 5:28 pm

            It makes you feel good to call people “racist”, makes you feel superior and relevant eh? How many times did your mother drop you on your head before she stopped?

      • Brian October 20th, 2014 at 8:45 am

        It’s spelled Breitbart, illiterate.

    • Linda1961 October 19th, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      True, and the bigoted chapels will lose business…

      • MarcoZandrini October 19th, 2014 at 7:55 pm

        No, they’ll go out of biz after they pay their legal bills. Good riddance.

    • Red Mann October 19th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

      Invalid argument.

      • rosscassell October 19th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        Its called power of the purse, you would know about it if you didnt expect govt to do everything for ya. If you advocate that the chapel HAS to, then lets advocate that vegetarians eat meat, lets make it illegal to shop at Walmart because all that violates liberal think.

        • whatthe46 October 19th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          stupid isn’t lost on you huh?

        • Red Mann October 19th, 2014 at 8:18 pm

          It’s called allowing discrimination. If it is a licensed public business, it doesn’t get to discriminate, period. The same argument was used is support of racial discrimination and it is just as invalid now.

          Nice ad hom “you would know about it if you didnt expect govt to do everything for ya”
          I spent 24 years in the Navy and 24 years as a programmer.
          Your other “arguments” are just plain idiotic.

          • rosscassell October 19th, 2014 at 8:59 pm

            Govt cannot force a licensed public business to be open either, so what prevents this Chapel from taking the week off? Why dont you enlightened ones let the market place punish this business? *IF* I was seeking to get married in a same sex ceremony, I would not want to be wed by anyone who didnt want to accomodate me! Once word got out, the chapel will have voluntarily forfeited what might turn out to be lucrative future business. Instead what you enlightened ones want done is to have govt beat the shit out of these businesses and make these businesses **PRETEND** they like same sex marriage.. Thats phony as hell, doncha think? Think about it, these businesses didnt **ENTER** into business because GOVT kidnapped them off the street, so quit insisting that in cases like this, they have to have their thoughts regulated by the liberal synod.

          • Carla Akins October 19th, 2014 at 9:10 pm

            The law prohibits businesses who hold themselves out to the general public from discriminating against customers based on their sexual orientation, race, religion, etc…

            Sure it would be great if the market/society forced the changes to more tolerant and inclusive behavior but we all know that it doesn’t happen that way. Suck it up, if you’re going to run a business, do it by the book.

          • williamwalker October 20th, 2014 at 8:27 am

            Red is an opinionated old queen, bored and lonely.
            When he exposes himself to little boys, they just laugh at his flaccid little wienie. Cheap virus-spreading trailer trash.

          • Red Mann October 20th, 2014 at 10:21 am

            Well, aren’t you the good little truth telling Christian. Everything you said are, of course, vicious lies because that is the only way you can deal with the truth. You, on the other hand, are a bigoted fool.

          • R.J. Carter October 20th, 2014 at 10:32 am

            We hope you enjoyed your stay.
            –signed, the resident conservative.

          • R.J. Carter October 20th, 2014 at 10:34 am

            “I spent 24 years in the Navy”

            You have my thanks.

            “…and 24 years as a programmer.”

            …and you have my condolences.

    • MarcoZandrini October 19th, 2014 at 7:56 pm

      Uh, it’s called the law! Don’t you support following the law?

      • rosscassell October 19th, 2014 at 9:06 pm

        Why would you want to be married by people who dislike you or what you represent, wtf does any law have to do with it?? Move on to a business that will gladly take your money and provide you service. You CANT make people ACCEPT same sex whatever, unless totalitarianism is the goal!

        • MarcoZandrini October 19th, 2014 at 9:17 pm

          So, you don’t think that a business has to follow the law? The “chapel” is providing a service. The chapel has a business license, in this case with the city of Las Vegas. It is required by the LAW to perform the “ceremony” as long as the couple has a marriage license issued by the city or state. The person performing the “service” isn’t required to “like” the couple. The person performing the service is required to perform the service.

          See how simple that is!

        • Rusty Shackleford October 19th, 2014 at 10:02 pm

          You can’t make Woolworth’s ACCEPT black whatever, unless totalitarianism is the goal! Why would they want to eat at the lunch counter served by people who dislike them? Why can’t they just go to a different diner?

          • R.J. Carter October 20th, 2014 at 10:36 am

            “Serving” was never equated with “acceptance” in either example. Unless you believe that the law made waitresses friendly.

          • Rusty Shackleford October 20th, 2014 at 10:40 am

            Rosscassell is the one who equated the chapel SERVING gay couples with ACCEPTING gay couples. I am merely parroting his language choice.

          • R.J. Carter October 20th, 2014 at 10:42 am

            I understand. I was addressing both statements.

  2. KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker October 19th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I hope these petty little bigots get sued out of business.
    And by the way, what is ‘Gods Law’? We make our own laws in our nation and religious superstition should have nothing to do with how we govern.

    • williamwalker October 20th, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Opinionated old queen.

  3. Kara Connor October 19th, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Oh the irony of an Elvis-themed wedding chapel pretending to support the “sanctity of marriage”. The McDonalds of marriage pretending to Michelin stars.

    • williamwalker October 20th, 2014 at 8:25 am

      Skank, post a photo of your assho[e, it must be less hideous than you face.

      • OldLefty October 20th, 2014 at 8:42 am


        What’s wrong with you??

  4. rosscassell October 20th, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Ok then, then lets remember that there are LAWS, some recently surviving the appeals process, like voter id that has your side all in a tizzy. So in the upcoming month, I will remind y’all of “the LAW”, when it comes up and it will.

    • Red Mann October 20th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

      That’s because those laws are, in fact, wrong, put in place by Republicans to suppress voters. Yes, the SC has 4 1/2 far right ideologues that vote with their religion and political beliefs, not with respect of the Constitution. Of course, all of them were appointed by recent ideologue Republican presidents who thumbed their noses at the entire concept of American democracy. Those evil laws will be overturned once some real Americans are on the Supreme Court. The laws you hate are ones that are giving equal rights to ALL Americans, something you obviously dislike.

      • rosscassell October 20th, 2014 at 6:51 pm

        But as I was told with the Wedding Chapel situation, “its the law”..and you cannot prove to any degree of satisfaction that voter ID laws are racial in any form. Hell I had to prove who I was when I registered to vote.. Why do we have to register to vote?

        • Carla Akins October 20th, 2014 at 7:16 pm

          You do have to prove who you are when you register, you do not have to prove your citizenship, and since you’re not a woman that married and changed her name – you don’t have to supply an original or certified birth certificate, marriage license, divorce papers, new marriage license….even though you have already provided those forms to the DMV and social security office after you married and been filing taxes under that name for 20 years. You get to do it all again or your vote doesn’t count.

        • Red Mann October 20th, 2014 at 10:00 pm

          Yes, they are both the law. One is a good law, it promotes equality and fairness, except for those who think their religious beliefs trump other’s freedom, and one is a bad law, designed to suppress voting to give the Republicans an advantage. It is well established, and admitted to by the right, that the lower the turnout, the better for Republicans. These laws were sold as a means of reducing in person voter fraud. Such fraud is virtually non-existent, far less than 1%. Since Republicans control the states where these laws have been passed and they provide a distinct advantage for the controlling party and take away citizens rights, they are very bad, and unethical, laws, not to mention a significant cost to taxpayers. That the five hard right justices, actually four hard right and one, Kennedy, not quite so hard right, allowed the Texas law to stand is a blemish on the Court and on the Constitution.
          Unfortunately, however, it is the law, at least in Texas.
          Can you see the difference?

      • rosscassell October 20th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

        Additionally, I dont dislike equal rights, what I do dislike is when liberals think that rights can be used to trump the rights of others. Ergo your rights end where mine begins.

        • Red Mann October 20th, 2014 at 10:10 pm

          I guess that’s because us evil liberals like laws that maximize equality and fairness. It is 99 44/100% religious beliefs that are behind the attacks on same-sex marriage. Since those beliefs cannot be shown to be true and valid by actual evidence, they cannot be used to suppress the rights of those that don’t follow that religion. There has not been shown any compelling interest for the government to bar same-sex marriage and such bans clearly violate the Constitution. In other words there are no valid legal arguments against homosexuals and their rights are just as important as yours. If religious people don’t like SSM, don’t have one, if religious business people don’t like treating all Americans equally, don’t go into a business that serves the public. The basic proposition of our democracy is that all people are equal in terms of rights and opportunities regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Of this list only religious beliefs are a choice. So your rights stop where others begin.