Wedding Venue Was Forced to Close After Furor Over Refusal to Host Gay Ceremony — but Here’s What Has Left Former Owners Feeling ‘Pretty Tickled’

A former one-stop wedding venue, gallery, restaurant and flower shop in Grimes, Iowa, that recently stood at the center over an intense gay marriage battle has officially closed its doors, with the building slated to reopen as as Christian church on Sunday.

Betty and Dick Odgaard closed the doors of their Görtz Haus Gallery this past summer after a national debate over their refusal to allow a gay couple to marry there. On Sunday, the building that hosted their business...

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