Remember that Indiana pizzeria that refused to serve same-sex couples at their weddings citing Indiana’s controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act as their defense?
Well, turns out Memories Pizza just unwittingly catered its first same-sex wedding without even knowing it!
Robin Trevino and Jason Delgatto, who first exchanged vows in Illinois in 2008 and secured a marriage license in Iowa the following year, chose to renew their vows this month to commemorate the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges.
Trevino, who belongs to a gay comedy troupe, drove to the Walkerton, Ind., pizza parlor and ordered two pies, which the couple served to their guests following their vow renewal ceremony.
“For the reception, Memories Pizza will be catering our gay wedding,” he says in the video capturing his journey. “They have no idea this is going to happen, but it’s happening.”
“Though I doubt my actions will have any impact on their belief system, at the very least, I hope this puts a human face to the people they discriminate against,” he told The Huffington Post. “I’m not going to pretend that this was not done out of spite, but this also gives them an opportunity to see my happy family sharing a beautiful moment together.”
Trevino also defended his decision to do business with the anti-gay pizzeria.
“There has been some criticism that I gave them money and more attention,” he wrote. “I was there on a random day, and they still get plenty of attention. There was a couple, during my 20 minute experience inside Memories Pizza, that were praising Crystal O’Connor for her beliefs. They assured her they only came because they saw her on the news. They asked if she signs a lot of autographs, and she confirmed that she does. It was worth the $27 I gave them to make a statement, and to break their winning streak.”
Trevino captured the entire journey on video, which you can check out below: