Rally planned after same-sex couple allegedly denied service

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The roadblock Jenn Moffat and Jerra Knicely faced this month when they set out to plan their wedding touched a nerve.

“First of all it’s a wedding to be told that someone won’t do your video work because of your sexuality I mean that hurts,” shared Omar Faruk, who is the founder of Wenited.org.

So much so that Moffat and Knicely shared the message they say they received from the wedding videography company on social media.

The message stated “Unfortunately at this time I do not offer services for same-sex marriages but thank you for your inquiry. Peace.”

Faruk says it is clear cut discrimination, “In this day and time why is discrimination legal?”

He says he is organizing a peaceful rally at Bexley City Hall in support of the creation of an anti-discrimination ordinance there.

As for the couple other businesses have reached out offering to help them on their big day.

Faruk says they will meet with city leaders Tuesday as they iron out an ordinance to propose.

The Wenited Rally is scheduled to take place at 5:30 outside Bexley City Hall Tuesday night.

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