Big ruling on farmer banned from selling food due to faith
A federal judge has ordered a Michigan city to allow a nearby farmer to participate in its farmers market after concluding officials there likely illegally discriminated against him because of his faith.
The case centers on the issue of same-sex ‚Äúmarriage,‚ÄĚ and it isn‚Äôt the first time since the U.S. Supreme Court created that status several years ago that courts have ruled the rights of homosexuals supersede the right to exercise religion.
Previous cases were decided in favor of a T-shirt maker in Kentucky and bakers in Mississippi....
so thankful for this ruling. he sounds like a true gentleman.
seems like the kind of guy that would help you get out of a ditch if he drove by you on a dirt road.
lgbt lobbies seem to go after some of the nicest, kindest people.
do they really want a world where Christians are silenced by the boot and the ugly tear apart good families?
they really need to think hard about this cultural marxist project they are a part of... considering norma of Roe v Wade and how the lawyers used her for their agendas, and how she spent a lifetime in regret for letting herself be used.
A report last year by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights advised subjecting the Constitution‚Äôs protections for religion to the whims of ‚Äúgay‚ÄĚ advocacy groups.
The report, ‚ÄúPeaceful Coexistence: Reconciling Nondiscrimination Principles with Civil Liberties,‚ÄĚ lamented that the U.S. Constitution now limits governmental burdens on religion.
On the first of 306 pages, the ‚Äúletter of transmittal‚ÄĚ stated, ‚ÄúReligious exemptions to the protections of civil rights based upon classifications such as race, color, national origin, sex, disability status, sexual orientation, and gender identity, when they are permissible, significantly infringe upon these civil rights.‚ÄĚ
It said the fault lies with the First Amendment‚Äôs Establishment Clause, which ‚Äúconstricts the ability of government actors to curtail private citizens‚Äô rights to the protections of nondiscrimination laws and policies.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúAlthough the First Amendment‚Äôs Free Exercise Clause and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ‚Ä¶ limit the ability of government actors to impede individuals from practicing their religious beliefs, religious exemptions from nondiscrimination laws and policies must be weighed carefully and defined narrowly on a fact-specific basis,‚ÄĚ