Tim Brown – June 1, 2017
A Michigan farmer is suing East Lansing for excluding him from an open-air market because of his Christian belief that marriage is between a man and a woman.
Steve Tennes, owner of Country Mill Farms, refused to allow a homosexual couple “marry” on his property. As a result, he filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday which alleged the city excluded him from the market because of his religious convictions.
According to the lawsuit, the case is about a policy, “specifically created by the City of East Lansing to exclude a farmer whose family farm is twenty-two miles outside the City from participating in its city-run farmers market solely because the City dislikes the farmer’s profession of his religious beliefs about marriage on Facebook.”