City Bans Michigan Farmer from Market for Refusing to Host Gay Wedding

Stephen Tennes, a Michigan orchard and farm owner, has filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing for refusing to permit him to sell his fruits and vegetables at a city-sponsored farm market. What was his crime? He refused to host a same-sex wedding at his orchard and posted on his Facebook page “his Catholic belief that marriage is a sacramental union between one man and one woman.” His refusal to host a gay wedding took place in Charlotte, Mich., far away from East Lansing’s jurisdiction. But according to Tennes, the city leaders decided their anti-discrimination policy required excluding him from the