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Bridal Shop Patrons React to Discrimination Against Lesbian Bride on 'What Would You Do?': VIDEO


Remember the Iowa baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple? Or the Canadian florist who refused to provide flowers for the gay couple's wedding? Or the New Jersey bridal shop that refused to provide a dress to a lesbian bride?

ABC News' What Would You Do? took that last concept and ran with it on Friday, testing what patrons of a bridal shop would do when faced with a discriminatory clerk who refused to sell a lesbian bride her dream dress, or any dress for that matter.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Every single one of those ladies is a Class-Act and a fabulous ally.
    Every. Single. One.

    "i can't believe you're still at that point"

    this was truly moving. :-)

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 8:06:19 PM

  2. I'm sorry. The premise for this show is moronic.

    Posted by: John | Mar 26, 2012 8:11:53 PM

  3. I assume these segments are sponsored by Kleenex because I've yet to get through one of them without quite a few tears.

    Truly wonderful stuff and I'm stunned, once again, at how far we've come. We still have a ways to go, but wow! Look at what everyone did!

    Posted by: Frank Butterfield | Mar 26, 2012 8:13:05 PM

  4. These things are the intellectual equivalent of "Highlights" magazine with Goofus and Gallant.
    Goofus says nothing. Gallant jumps to the brides defense!

    Posted by: MarkUs | Mar 26, 2012 8:28:31 PM

  5. Suffice it to say you could have an Indian shop owner who is rude and disgusting to a tearful Pakistani bride-to-be and the responses would be the same. The majority of people are Gallants when it comes to rudeness, not Goofuses. Just like the majority of bridal shops don't lesbian discriminate. What is 100 percent. Death and taxes.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Mar 26, 2012 8:34:55 PM

  6. What specific point are you attempting to make Markus? I'm not sure what "intellectual equivalents" you're even talking about when this specific program is taking its cue from something that happened in the recent news, and beautifully exposed a real mark of integrity and class in the women featured within it.

    Again, what point were you hoping to make?

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 8:40:23 PM

  7. You couldn't follow that?
    I'll dumb it down: decent people don't like seeing people mistreated I don't care if the target are Eskimos. This segment is always totally predictable.

    Posted by: MarkUs | Mar 26, 2012 8:55:36 PM

  8. I have no idea what Markus is saying. All I know is the last mother and daughter were priceless. So beautiful.

    Posted by: zeddy | Mar 26, 2012 9:02:58 PM

  9. Aren't you the guy whose parents vote Republican, despite the fact that they claim to support you?

    I guess, in terms of this show, that makes them rather unlike the women who decided to take a stand and take their business elsewhere. These women won't shop at a place that discriminates against a lesbian, and your family still supports a group that discriminates against you. You just called your parents doofuses. No wonder this show irks you - it's complete strangers doing for complete strangers what your own people won't do for you.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 9:04:37 PM

  10. The last young lady made me tear up. She spoke true to word. I love both her and her mother. They truly experienced prejudice in the past and may still in their daily lives. They had the strength to say "NO" to injustice.

    Posted by: Dale | Mar 26, 2012 9:12:00 PM

  11. See white gay people, not all black people are against us. Some are compassionate...imagine that.

    Posted by: deanmoore | Mar 26, 2012 9:42:41 PM

  12. Having run a buniess in the wedding industry, it's a rare thing for a homosexual couple to run into a homophobic business. Most are gay owned or operated, and are THRILLED to have 'mo couples. Now that I'm not in that business anymore, I'd definately say we gave homosexual weddings extra perks whenever we could (the little thing we could do to make up for all the other little slights we knew the couple would run into).

    Posted by: Tarc | Mar 26, 2012 9:45:20 PM

  13. @Deanmoore, you know very well that the people on this site who can't stop complaining about black people FLED as soon as that part of the video happened. They will not comment on this thread. Trust.

    Posted by: BrianT | Mar 26, 2012 9:50:29 PM

  14. @BRIANT Not all republicans are anti-gay and not all democrats are pro-gay either. Republican James Alesi vote yes for marriage equality. Representative Rubin Diaz is one of those vehemently anti-gay democrats. We should all examine each individual before endorsing any politician. As a whole party, Democrat is more pro-gay than Republican. Someone needs to compile a list.

    Posted by: MalaysianHo | Mar 26, 2012 10:14:39 PM

  15. That brought a tear to my eye. Heartwarming.
    Especially loved the first woman who refused to do business with the shop and walked out, and the mother daughter couple at the end made me tear up.

    Posted by: Swiminbuff | Mar 26, 2012 10:46:41 PM

  16. The support from those other customers, especially the last three women, was just fantastic to watch.

    Posted by: mike128 | Mar 26, 2012 10:47:19 PM

  17. the simplicity of the situation is very helpful to understand a successful campaign in the fight for equality. one valid criticism of the fight against Prop 8 is it did not include gay couples.

    you may feel very real but those opposing equal rights have chosen to not respect your human dignity, you being a peer, you being human.

    that is what makes this segment very effective

    Posted by: tim | Mar 26, 2012 11:46:23 PM

  18. Rueben Diaz is not representative to any other democrat in New York State, he's a religious fanatic...please remember 99 percent of republicans hate queer people, or at least vote that way

    Posted by: John Normile | Mar 26, 2012 11:55:58 PM

  19. The little girl's fantasy of the wedding dress is so strong in this culture it must not be violated, even if the bride is a lesbian.

    Posted by: Gus | Mar 27, 2012 2:24:33 AM

  20. @MalaysianHo--- We do NOT need a list of good republicans. We should NOT vote for any of them, untill all of them get off our backs.
    Under the present conditions -- "Gay republican" is like "Black KKK member", supporting the death of members of one's own group

    Posted by: Bob | Mar 27, 2012 3:36:31 AM

  21. yea Bob..and all blacks are ghetto thugs.

    Posted by: MalaysianHo | Mar 27, 2012 4:28:49 AM

  22. and all gays have aids.

    Posted by: MalaysianHo | Mar 27, 2012 4:49:56 AM

  23. This video is so staged and childish that it annoyed me. Must we gay people always play the victim? If you go to a baker, florist or dressmaker who refuses to sell you something because they disapprove of your lifestyle; GO SOMEWHERE ELSE.

    Posted by: jack | Mar 27, 2012 6:02:25 AM

  24. I think this show is stupid but I was pleasantly surprised by this segment.

    Posted by: DiatribesAndOvations | Mar 27, 2012 10:53:14 AM

  25. I adore the brides who didn't buy the dresses. What great women! Allies, for sure! Makes the world seem like a much friendlier place. I never knew there were that many kind souls in the world.

    Posted by: rb | Mar 27, 2012 3:05:31 PM

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