Let’s check in on Memories Pizzeria in Walkerton, Indiana, shall we? The pizza place, owned and operated by Kevin O’Connor and his daughter Crystal, made headlines earlier this year after telling news outlets that they would refuse to serve their pizza at gay weddings. Despite their refreshing honesty, O’Connor allegedly received death threats which supposedly forced them to close their business, and eventually they were rewarded with a small fortune in GoFundMe donations from like-minded homophobes across the country.
Memories Pizzeria is back open and in business, however, now that I guess everyone had forgotten about the pizza bigots. Almost everyone, anyway. A Chicago couple, Robin Trevino and Jason Delgatto, were united in a commitment ceremony in Illinois back in 2008, before gay marriage was legal in their state. The couple later obtained a marriage license in Iowa, but had never had an “officially” legal wedding.
Now that gay marriage is legal everywhere, Trevino and Delgatto decided it was the perfect time renew their vows in front of friends and family. When Trevino — who is part of a comedy troupe producing a “50 States of Gay” project — realized that he worked within driving distance of Memories Pizza, he couldn’t think of a better dish to serve at their gay wedding.
So, Trevino drove on out to Walkerton last Friday, brought home two of Memories finest pizzas, and the couple served them to their guests and 1-year-old daughter following their ceremony on Saturday. The following video tells their story, although it’s unknown whether the location of Memories Pizzeria was rendered to a scorched, smoking hole in the ground once gay lips touched their pizza. We can only hope!