Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wisconsin couple files discrimination charge with Illinois

In a game of he said, she said, they said and the city said, a couple has filed charges against Bernadine's Stillman Inn in Galena with the Illinois Department of Human Rights.

Jonathan Webber and Alexandra Katzman filed the discrimination charge after the owner of the popular inn, Dave Anderson, allegedly refused to host the couples wedding because a non-religious service was requested.

The couple says they paid a deposit but when they went to finalize Anderson  told them he would only allow a Christian service. Anderson told WGN ( that, because of a city rule, he can "only do religious weddings."

The city, on the other hand, said it doesn't get involved with religious matters.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois is representing Webber and Katzman.

Information provided by The Pantagraph.

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