WATCH: Gay couple says photographer refused to shoot their wedding

A Montreal gay couple is being encouraged to take legal action after photographer refused to shoot its November wedding.

Someone with photography company Premiere Productions sent an email saying doing so goes against his religious beliefs.

The Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations says the photographer’s response is against the law. 

The group, also known as CRARR, says "you cannot discriminate against people on the basis of sexual orientation, especially in the case of commercial business services available to the public". 

"We have to stop this kind of use of religion as a proxy to promote anti-gay bias”, CRARR executive director Fo Niemi told CTV News.

The two men hope the photographer will change his policy.