Same-Sex Couple Banned From Renting Reception Hall

WQAD
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June 25, 2012

A same-sex couple from Davenport says they were banned from possibly renting a Moline reception hall this week, because they are gay.

The manager of the University Club in downtown Moline tells WQAD-TV that she refused to let the couple see or rent the space for a reception because of her religious beliefs.

Taylor Shumaker says she called the University Club on Tuesday to inquire about the place. Bar Manager Kristen Stewart offered to give Shumaker a tour and asked if her fiance would be coming.