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Gay couple turned down by wedding venue

A gay couple who found their dream location to tie the knot were disappointed when the wedding venue refused to allow them to book it because the owner did not like the fact that the couple are gay - despite advertising their venue with a quote from gay married musician Elton John.

Owner of the Hochzeits-Schloss Altenhof (Wedding Palace Altenhof) in Upper Austria did not mince his words when giving the couple the reason why their booking for their special day had been cancelled, saying:

"As a devout Catholic I have not the slightest understanding for such partnerships and we do not make our spaces available for such events."

Ironically, right at the top of the page advertising the venue for weddings is a quote from gay married musician Elton John.

"Over the years I found that perfect invitations, to be remembered, combine comfortable tradition with refreshing new ideas," reads the quote from Sir Elton John, who tied the knot with his partner David Furnish in a civil partnership ceremony in 2005.

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