It mattered little that Josh Rimer was voted Mr. Gay Canada this year in Alberta. In fact, it probably worked against him, when he attempted to book a reservation to hold his upcoming April wedding with his fiancé Heath at Puerto Vallarta’s Sheraton Buganvilias Resort.
After getting the official runaround that went on for weeks, the wedding planner at the all-inclusive resort run by the Marriott chain of hotels gave him this response:
“Our hotel and our staff is not specialized to carry out an equal wedding, and we would not like to take your wedding as a trial and error as our service could be poor compared to what characterized Sheraton.”