Former Scrubs co-stars and real-life besties Zach Braff and Donald Faison are using their bromance to support same-sex romance! Last week, Walkerton, Indiana-based pizza parlor Memories Pizza caused controversy — and its own eventual closure — after announcing it would refuse to provide pizzas for same-sex weddings in the wake of Indiana's new religious freedom law.
Now, Braff and Faison are stepping in to fill what appears to be a gaping void in the wedding-pizza industry. Last Friday, Braff tweeted that he and his pal would step up and make pizzas for any gay couples getting married in Indiana. That sounds like a pretty good deal to us!
The BFFs are just the latest in a slew of celebrities to come out in protest of the controversial law. Big names such as Cher, Rihanna, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Cook, Larry King, and Ashton Kutcher have all been vocal in their anger.
Indiana governor Mike Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act on March 26, meaning that individuals or corporations in the state can cite religious beliefs as a defense when sued by a private party. The law caused widespread concern that would allow discrimination against same-sex couples, something that seemingly happened mere days later, thanks to Memories Pizza owner Crystal O'Connor. "If a gay couple was to come and they wanted us to bring pizzas to their wedding, we'd have to say no," O'Connor told CNN affiliate WBND-TV in South Bend days later.
Public outcry, harassments, and threats led to the owners to temporarily close the restaurant.