Do people who believe sexual orientation is more important than gender have the right to impose their beliefs on business owners?
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.
Despite critique, owner Robert Gifford is adamant about not hosting gay marriages at Liberty Ridge.
“I think it’s our right to choose who we market to, like any business,” he said in an interview with WNYT last week. ”We are a family business and we just feel we ought to stay down the family path.”
Legalizing same sex marriage gives people the right to sue business owners who support natural marriage. In lopsided logic, courts have been forcing people who believe marriage should be gender-integrated to pay fines to gender-segregated couples. All in the name of tolerance and equality.
Defend pro-gender marriage. Because gender matters to everyone, including people with same-sex attraction.