CA Winery Backtracks On Same-Sex Wedding Ban After Being Called Out By Media

Just a day after a California winery was publicly called out for its “overt homophobia” in refusing to host a lesbian couple’s wedding, it turned around and said it would allow the wedding, reports LGBTQ Nation.

Dezanea Reyes and her fiancee Alex Biddle tried to book Viaggio Estate & Winery in San Joaquin County for their wedding, but the women were turned away because the owners said they have “a very strong personal religious belief regarding marriage.”

They posted about the discrimination on social media and caught the attention of local TV personality Nikki Levy, who amplified their message on Tuesday, calling the discrimination “overt homophobia,” reports LGBTQ Nation.

The next day, Viaggio co-owner Teri Lawrence issued an apology for the “hurtful” comments.

“Viaggio Winery welcomes all couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, to our winery and wedding venue, including wedding ceremonies,” the statement said.