Video: Local News on Christian Farmer Not Exempt From New York's SSM Law


WNYT-TV airs a segment on the case of the farm owners in New York that are being sued by a lesbian couple after the owners respectfully told them they did not want their farm to be the site of their same-sex ceremony. The report admits that the fate of the farm owners's plea is in the hands of a Judge now.

Remember how we were promised no one who did not want to be involved with same-sex weddings would be forced to? The lesbian couple is demanding an apology and for the farm owners to change their private policy regarding same-sex ceremonies:

[You can view the TV segment here.]

Two New York women who say they were turned away from a potential wedding site because they are lesbians have filed a discrimination complaint.

Advocates say the complaint filed with the state Division of Human Rights is among the first of its kind since New York legalized same-sex weddings last year.

Melisa Erwin and Jennie McCarthy, of Albany, say they filed the complaint Oct. 11 after Liberty Ridge Farm told them they could not use the site for their wedding next summer. -- The Blaze


  1. Zack
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    If the same-sex Marriage crowd wants any credibility in this, they should take the side of the farm owners. Otherwise, this just becomes another ploy to snuff religious liberty, free speech, and freedom of conscience.

  2. Randy
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    I have to agree Zack and say the same thing as you did.

  3. Ash
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    "Remember how we were promised no one who did not want to be involved with same-sex weddings would be forced to?"

    Looks like SSMers will have to find a replacement lie.

    The Maryland Marriage Alliance and other pro-marriage campaigns can't make ads fast enough to report all of these developments. It seems like some infringement on individual liberty by SSMers--whether by firing or lawsuit--happens every week.

  4. Preserve Marriage
    Posted October 24, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Permalink

    It's all about:
    * "It's okay to be gay."
    * "as good as you"

  5. Duncan
    Posted October 25, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    Public accommodation anyone?

    The religious exemption is that a church doesn't have to marry.

    Public places are just that ---public.

  6. Zack
    Posted October 28, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Permalink


    Religious liberty? Freedom of conscience? Of course you only support it when it's convenient.

    This is a private business, not public. Public property would be a library or a school.