Tiffany Allen and Angel Lane are a committed lesbian couple who have been dating for seven years.
After getting engaged, the St. Louis-based pair reached out to a New York-based designer. They contacted Dominique Galbraith of D. Auxilly designs because they had their eye on a a $1500 jumpsuit.
But they were left stunned by Domnique’s response.
She refused to design the couple’s wedding attire because the couple are in a same-sex relationship. She claimed it violated her religious beliefs.
Domnique wrote: “Thank you for reaching out… However, I wouldn’t be able to make a piece for a same-sex wedding. It goes against my faith in Christ. I believe Jesus died for our sins so that we would live for him according to His Holy Word.”
She continued: “I know you both love each other and that this feels right but I encourage you both to reconsider and see what the Lord has to say and the wonderful things He has in store for you both if you trust and obey Him.”
Dominique then expressed her enthusiasm to convert them to Christianity, further writing: “I’m available to talk and share more about Jesus if you’d like. Feel free to call me.”
Allen and Lane say they felt “hurt” by the e-mail.
In an interview with Metro on Wednesday, Allen stated: “A person who truly has that heart will tell you that God doesn’t make any mistakes. I’m not a mistake. My fiancee is not a mistake.”
Allen and Lane plan to go ahead with their wedding, which will be held in Las Vegas in October.
Allen and Lane live in Missouri – where it is legal for businesses to discriminate against clients based on their sexuality.
However they say they are now filing a formal complaint against D. Auxilly, and are also considering suing the company.