Expo for same-sex couples highlights strides LGBT people have made in Utah

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By Brady McCombs
March 6, 2016

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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