An owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas says she won't marry gay and lesbian couples.

Dolly Deleon, owner of the Vegas Wed Chapel, told Nevada Public Radio that her wedding chapel was a business, but added that the quick implementation of a ruling striking down the state's ban on gay marriage surprised her. It should be noted that Nevada officials stopped defending the state's ban in February.

“You have a business, I mean, it is a business, it is not a church. Shouldn't your services be available to all customers with the ability to pay?” Deleon, a non-denominational Christian minister, was asked.

“Yes, yes, it is. But you know the law just came about barely two weeks. And I have not really, sunked [sic] into it and grasped the meaning of same-sex marriage,” she answered.

“Do you think you might change your thinking about same-sex marriage?”

“I'm speaking from my individual conscience, I will not. But as far as my business place … I'm not above the law, I have to abide by the law,” she said.

Deleon added that reaction to her position had been mixed.

“There are positives and negatives. There are a lot of people supporting me and there are a lot of people who thumbs down,” she said.

Deleon would not say whether she would fight a discrimination lawsuit based on her refusal to marry a gay couple.