The devastating loss of religious freedom and free speech caused by pro-homosexual “non-discrimination” laws, similar to ordinances passed in San Antonio and recently in Houston, continues to mount across the country. The latest example shows that even your own home is not immune from attacks from homosexual advocates. The New York Division of Human Rights has fined Cynthia and Robert Gifford $13,000 for standing by their belief that marriage is the union of a man and woman which required them to decline renting out their family farm for a gay ‘wedding’ celebration. The family farm, which is rented out for events and weddings, is also their home. According to the Human Rights Division, special rights for homosexuals trump the religious liberty and private property rights of a family business.
Ryan T. Anderson and Leslie Ford with the Heritage Foundation note the loss of freedom these attacks represent:
“Should the government be able to coerce a family farm into hosting a same-sex wedding? In a free society, the answer is no. Family farms should be free to operate in accordance with ... Read more