Married in Massachusetts got them fired

Gay couple: We were fired after getting married
Incident stirs discrimination issues

Laurel Scherer and Virginia Balfour were married in October in MassachusettsOwners of an Asheville photography business say they lost work with a ski resort after the announcement of their gay marriage, an example, they say, of workplace discrimination.

Laurel Scherer and Virginia Balfour say that Wolf Laurel Ski Area in Madison County ended an oral agreement with Scherer’s photography business, All Terrain Images, to take picture of skiers because the couple got married in Massachusetts in October and ran a wedding announcement in the Citizen-Times on Nov. 6.

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