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Santa Ana: 'I'm not judging them, but my religion is against it'

June 17, 2008 |  3:25 pm

Anthony Delos Santos, 26, and Jennifer Taylor, 24, of Garden Grove didn't realize when they joined a  reception after their wedding that it was to celebrate gay couples. The young newlyweds -- she in a white sun dress, he in a black suit -- said their religion bars them from accepting same-sex unions. “I’m not judging them, but my religion is against it,” said Delos Santos, who is a Jehovah's Witness.

The couple was married in the tiny chapel in the old county courthouse in Santa Ana, then went upstairs and posed for pictures while cutting into a cake that read, “Congratulations on your historic wedding day.” Whatever the reason for the reception, Taylor said, “It was nice; it makes it feel like the real thing.”

-- Paloma Esquivel