Expo for same-sex couples highlights strides LGBT people have made in Utah
By Brady McCombs
March 6, 2016
SALT LAKE CITY — Jason Langlois and Will Bladh are in the early stages of planning their summer 2017 wedding, and they don’t want their excitement pierced by the pain of being rejected by a venue, florist and photographer who have a legal right in Utah to refuse to serve a same-sex couple.
That is why they joined several hundred people Sunday at a wedding expo in Salt Lake City aimed at connecting gay couples with businesses that are open to working on same-sex weddings.
“We don’t have to worry about, ‘Will they or won’t they?’ ” Langlois said. “It’s a group of businesses that are LGBT-friendly.”
With a string quartet playing on one side of the exhibit hall and pop music on the other, gay couples chatted with businesses showing off wedding cakes, photo booths and floral arrangements.
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