NY Farm Fined $13,000 for Declining Lesbian Wedding, Ordered to Prove Staff Training

Liberty Ridge Farm

A New York farm has been fined $13,000 by the state Division of Human Rights for declining to host a same-sex ‘wedding’ on their property two years ago, and has been ordered to train their employees to accommodate homosexual ceremonies despite their Christian beliefs. Administrative Law Judge Migdalia Peres fined Liberty Ridge Farms in Schaghticoke $10,000 and ordered that $1,500 each be paid to two lesbians who were turned down by the facility, which also serves as the owners’ home. Liberty Ridge Farms’ owners were also ordered to provide proof that they have trained their employees not to refuse requests from homosexuals. A poster noting that the business is subject to human rights law must also be displayed prominently at the business. As previously reported, Jennie McCarthy and Melisa Erwin of Albany contacted the 50-acre Liberty Ridge Farms in 2012 to schedule their “wedding” ceremony, as the venue regularly hosts weddings and other outings. However, when the owners, Robert and Cynthia Gifford, realized that the two were lesbians, they informed the women that they could not be of assistance.

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3 thoughts on “NY Farm Fined $13,000 for Declining Lesbian Wedding, Ordered to Prove Staff Training”

  1. Satan knows his time is short (Revelation 12:12). Thus, Christian persecution is only going to continue in its severity and intensity.

    Don’t give in to the world. Put your trust in the Lord, and don’t give any ground to the spirit of fear that is manifesting itself in fines and lawsuits. Persevere until the end.

    Matthew 10:22
    And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

  2. How do you fire a judge such as Administrative Law Judge Migdalia Peres. Do you need a recall election? Or is it a matter of impeachment? If you do not like how the judge rules then those are two options. The other is to appeal the ruling.
    We, as a nation, have a right to our own belief systems. That includes the religious rights. This is a religious ceremony. If they want something else then they have the right to go elsewhere.
    No one is stopping them. If the government chooses to perform civil legal ceremonies that is also an option. This judge is attempting to force people to do things they do not wish to do under equal rights. That is an entirely different thing than a religious ceremony.
    I would like to see him force that decision on an Islamic group of people. They also do not believe in homosexual marriage. As do any number of other religious belief systems throughout the country.
    It is not equal rights. It is religious beliefs protected under the constitution of this country. He is way out of line.

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