ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The owners of a lodge in central Minnesota have agreed to pick up the tab for the wedding and reception of a same-sex couple they initially turned away.
The Minnesota Human Rights Department says Cole Frey and his fiance have settled their discrimination case against the owners of Rice Creek Hunting and Recreation. The Rice Creek Lodge is a wedding venue in Little Falls.READ MORE: Missing: Ali Isse Last Seen In Fridley On July 25
The Department of Human Rights investigated and determined there was probable cause of discrimination by the lodge owners due to sexual orientation.READ MORE: Benton County Attorney Philip Miller Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child
Same-sex marriage was legalized in Minnesota a year ago. Human Rights Commissioner Kevin Lindsey says it’s the first public accommodation case for his department related to same-sex marriage.
The attorney for the lodge owners, Paul Rogosheske, says they realized they made a mistake in refusing to accommodate the couple.MORE NEWS: Motorcyclist Dies After Crash On Highway 52 In St. Paul
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