On August 23, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated a lawsuit from a Minnesota Christian couple who create different topic videos and wanted to begin making wedding videos. Carl and Angel Larsen sued Rebecca Lucero, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and Keith Ellison, Attorney General of Minnesota in an attempt to prevent lawsuits against themselves for not filming same-sex weddings.
It was a Southern Maine outdoor venue, and everything went perfectly. The ceremony solemnized their love and the union of two families. Everyone in attendance was happy… and the state of Maine was very happy too. You see, instead of sending a note of congratulations, the state of Maine sent an invoice — demanding a fee for the privilege of falling in love. My brother was required to pay $40.00 for the permission of the state to get married.