Same-Sex Couple Alleges Hotel Chef Refused to Cater Their Wedding

August 28, 2015

The hotel calls it a “vicious rumor.”

A same-sex couple in Texas says their wedding plans are on hold after a hotel chef allegedly refused to cater their reception. After 24 years together, Daren Merchant and Rick O’Connor planned to marry at the Hilton Garden Inn in Richardson, Texas on January 1 where Merchant’s daughter is an employee, according to Fox. However, while at work Merchant’s daughter claims she overheard the hotel chef complaining about serving a gay couple. Merchant says the chef stated that gay marriage was bringing about the apocalypse and compared the couple to Caitlyn Jenner.

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