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Supreme Court of the United States

Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association of the United Methodist Church v. Vespa-Papaleo

Last Updated: 5/29/2020

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ADF attorneys represent the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association, a New Jersey-based Christian ministry. In 2007, Ocean Grove declined an application for a civil-union ceremony at one of its places of worship, the Boardwalk Pavilion. The state of New Jersey found "probable cause" that the ministry's decision violated a state non-discrimination law and told a district court that it was capable of fairly considering the ministry's constitutional rights. ADF attorneys filed suit against New Jersey officials on behalf of the ministry.

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