Christians Sue Iowa Commission after Gay Flap

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Christian business owners in Iowa filed a lawsuit defending their decision not to host a same-sex wedding at their facility.

Richard and Betty Odgaard own the Gortz Haus Gallery in Grimes, Iowa. In August, they turned away two homosexual men who wanted to be married there.

Formerly home to a Lutheran church, the building is now a popular venue for couples to tie the knot.

The Mennonite owners say a same-sex wedding violates their religious beliefs. The men filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, alleging it's illegal to discriminate based on religious beliefs.

The owners are suing the commission on the grounds that being forced to host the wedding is a violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty is representing the owners.

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