Tag Archives: Liberty Ridge

NEW YORK: Alliance Defending Freedom Surrenders, No More Appeals For Anti-Gay Wedding Venue

Last month the appellate division of the New York Supreme Court told Alliance Defending Freedom to take a hike when they affirmed New York’s public accommodations laws in the case of an upstate wedding venue that had been fined for turning away a same-sex couple. Today the ADF announced that they are surrendering. The Associated Press reports: The owners of …

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NEW YORK: Alliance Defending Freedom LOSES Appeal, Court Rules Businesses Can’t Refuse To Serve Gays

Via press release from the ACLU: The Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court today affirmed that it is illegal for businesses to discriminate based on sexual orientation. The New York Civil Liberties Union victory came in the case of Melisa and Jennifer McCarthy, who were turned away by the Albany wedding venue they chose after the venue owners …

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Tony Perkins Praises New York Wedding Venue Owners For Standing Up To Intolerant Gays

“Like a growing number of Christians in the wedding business, the Giffords knew it was only a matter of time before the debate over religious liberty came to their doorstep. And two years ago, it did. When a same-sex couple approached the Farm about hosting their wedding, the Giffords said they’d be happy to open up the barn to a …

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NEW York: Liberty Ridge Wedding Venue Owners Appeal Fine For Turning Away Lesbian Couple

The owners of an upstate New York wedding venue yesterday appeared in court to appeal the $13,000 fine imposed last year after they turned away a lesbian couple. The Associated Press reports: The Giffords’ lawyer, James Trainor, said at the time of the initial ruling that he was surprised the judge did not incorporate the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby …

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NEW YORK: Hate Groups Launch Fund To Fight Public Accommodation Laws

In response to the upstate New York wedding venue that was fined for turning away gay couples, hate groups have launched a fund to fight public accommodation laws. From New Yorkers For Constitutional Freedoms: In response to this direct attack on religious liberty, NYCF has established the Liberty Fund. The purpose of the Liberty Fund is to help preserve religious …

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