NY Farm fined for refusing to host gay wedding

New York farmers who host birthday parties and other events must pay a $13,000 fine because they refused to host a gay wedding. The couple, Cynthia and Robert Gifford, have hosted gay wedding receptions in the past. But because weddings are conducted on the first floor of their house, Cynthia Gifford refused to host a gay wedding ceremony of two lesbians because of her Christian faith. A judge ruled that the GIfford private residence isn't so private after all. Washington Times: New York farm owners who rent their facilities for birthday parties and wedding ceremonies have been fined thousands of dollars for refusing to host a lesbian wedding. Cynthia and Robert Gifford were fined $10,000 and ordered to pay $3,000 in restitution to the lesbian couple after they refused to hold the wedding at their Liberty Ridge Farm near Albany, Religion News Service reported. When Jennifer McCarthy and Melisa Erwin asked the Giffords to use the facility for a 2012 wedding,...(Read Full Post)