Lawyers for a privately owned Christian business who are appealing a fine assessed by the People’s Republic of New York for not allowing their private residence to be used for a lesbian wedding ceremony make it crystal clear what the issue is and what is at stake.
“The commission demonstrated stunning disregard for the Giffords’ First Amendment rights, which were never considered at the hearing,” James Trainor, an allied attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, said in a statement. “The commissioner’s order in essence gives an ultimatum: host same-sex marriage ceremonies or none at all.”
So, on the one side… Constitutional Rights to Free Speech and the Free Exercise of Religion; the basic human rights our country was founded upon.
On the other side, the hurt feelings of special lesbian snowflakes.
“No one should have the happiest time of their life marred by discrimination,” McCarthy, who was represented alongside her wife by the New York Civil Liberties Union, said in a statement, according to the New York Law Journal. “We hope this decision will protect all New Yorkers from having to go through the hurt that we experienced.”
To the left, the hurt feelings of special snowflakes trump everyone else’s Constitutional Rights.