You might want to put your irony meters away for this one. The Elvis Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, where you can get married by an Elvis impersonator, refuses to do same-sex weddings now that marriage equality has come to Nevada. You can presumably still get married while drunk at 3 am to someone you just met at a strip club.
After making calls to about 15 wedding chapels, 8 News NOW found that several of them refused to perform wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples.
The Elvis Wedding Chapel, which welcomes traditional and Elvis-themed weddings, said they wouldn’t marry same-sex couples. However, when the 8 News Now cameras were rolling as we tried to get their stance on camera, they refused to open the door.
“I’m not going to tell you,” David with the Elvis Wedding Chapel said, “It just — there is no story here.”Dolly Deleon, the owner of the Vegas Wed Chapel, said she’s a born-again believer in Jesus.
“My faith won’t allow me,” Deleon said.
Nevada law does forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. Seriously, could they be any more hypocritical? They’ll do a fly-by-night shotgun wedding for drunk tourists, but gay people getting married? That would undermine the dignity and sanctity of the institution!