The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Caleb Dalton
regarding upstate New York farm owners Robert and Cynthia Giffords’ decision not to appeal the ruling
of a New York court in Gifford v. Erwin
that punishes them for declining to coordinate same-sex weddings in their own backyard:
“Americans should be free to live and work peacefully according to their beliefs, especially in our own backyards. The government went after this couple’s constitutionally protected freedom and their ability to make a living simply for adhering to their faith on their own property. This kind of governmental coercion should disturb every freedom-loving American no matter where you stand on marriage. The court should have rejected this unnecessary and unjust intrusion on the Giffords’ basic civil rights. After much consideration, the Giffords have decided not to appeal the ruling and are evaluating how to best run Liberty Ridge Farm under a legal regime that disregards their convictions.”
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