Basically, the Connecticut Catholic Conference is asking the Connecticut legislature to allow discrimination by wedding vendors who don't support same-sex marriage.
We all know that marriage is a civil right, not just a religious institution. The Catholic Church is perfectly permitted to refuse to perform same-sex marriages. But now they are asking the legislature to allow discrimination by say, florists and wedding cake makers.
This is why I'm in business - to protect my clients from having these difficult conversations, from hearing lack of support of their marriage, which is just as precious as any straight couple. Believe it or not, as recently as last year, I've talked to vendors who were less than enthusiastic to assist, so naturally, I didn't hire them.
Check out this political cartoon from this week's Bay Windows: