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Farmer Can Return To Farmerís Market, Court Says City Discriminated Based On Marriage Views
Arizona Daily Independent ^ | September 17, 2017 | Staff

Posted on 09/18/2017 1:06:09 PM PDT by Twotone

A federal court issued an order Friday that requires the city of East Lansing to allow a farmer to return to its 2017 farmer’s market after city officials developed a rule for the purpose of keeping him out because of his marriage views. The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

“Just like all Americans, a farmer should be free to live and speak according to his deeply held religious beliefs without fear of government punishment,” said Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Counsel Kate Anderson, who argued in favor of the order on behalf of Tennes on Wednesday. “As the court found, East Lansing officials changed their market policy to shut out Steve because they don’t like his Catholic beliefs regarding marriage. The court was right to issue this order, which will allow Steve to return to the 2017 farmer’s market while his case moves forward.”

“The City of East Lansing must allow Plaintiffs to participate in the East Lansing Farmer’s Market for the remainder of the 2017 season,” the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, Southern Division, wrote in its order in Country Mill Farms v. City of East Lansing. “On the evidence before this Court, the City amended its Vendor Guidelines and then used the changes to deny Country Mill’s vendor application. There exists a substantial likelihood that Plaintiffs will be able to prevail on the merits of their claims for speech retaliation and for free exercise of religion.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 1stamendment; discrimination; religion
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1 posted on 09/18/2017 1:06:09 PM PDT by Twotone
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Will there be US Marshals there to protect him and his family?


2 posted on 09/18/2017 1:08:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Twotone

Where is the ACLU in all of this?


3 posted on 09/18/2017 1:09:40 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob
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How long before people with dissident views are deported?


4 posted on 09/18/2017 1:09:51 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, but he’ll have an limitless supply of fresh Michigan apples to throw at agitators.

Good job to Alliance Defending Freedom winning yet again.

FReepers-These are good guys to aim donation toward.


5 posted on 09/18/2017 1:10:42 PM PDT by cyclotic (Trump tweets are the only news source you can trust.)
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To: Twotone

“The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman.”

The city’s god the Fraud used to say the same thing.


6 posted on 09/18/2017 1:11:21 PM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Twotone

The Antifa’s call Christians and Conservatives Nazi’s - yet the only ones I see performing Kristallnachts at every opportunity are the Fascist-Homosexual Left.

Things will only get worse.


7 posted on 09/18/2017 1:11:30 PM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Americans are modern day Amorites ripe for destruction)
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The city ousted Steve Tennes and Country Mill Farms after reading a post on his Facebook page that expressed his religious belief in marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

So, 'the city' read a Facebook post?.......more like a LGBTQSTREVYH type of bureaucrap democrat................

8 posted on 09/18/2017 1:12:11 PM PDT by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Twotone

Countersue the City of East Lansing for violating First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.


9 posted on 09/18/2017 1:12:31 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Will there be US Marshals there to protect him and his family?”

I hope he’s armed to protect himself.


10 posted on 09/18/2017 1:13:44 PM PDT by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, conservative by principle.)
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This takes a court order. Sheesh what has happened to our country.


11 posted on 09/18/2017 1:15:34 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Carl Vehse

Suing personally the government officials who violated his rights is the only way this nonsense will stop.


12 posted on 09/18/2017 1:15:38 PM PDT by allendale (.)
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To: Twotone

forget allowing him to return!

I want to city to pay him MILLIONS in compensation for religious discrimination!


13 posted on 09/18/2017 1:16:23 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Make America Great Again !)
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To: Twotone

The Supreme Court taking our right to decide what is marriage was one of the worst swipes at the foundation of the Republic that they’ve done.


14 posted on 09/18/2017 1:17:46 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here Of Citizen Parents - Know Islam, No Peace -No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Twotone
IIRC this whole action was spearheaded by the Bull Dyke, EX Mayor Pro Tem Ruth Beier of East Lansing. Using her office to further an agenda that the new faggotry must be obeyed and bowed down too..


15 posted on 09/18/2017 1:21:38 PM PDT by Autonomous User (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: Twotone

Surprise! Nothing about this great news on the East Lansing FB page.


16 posted on 09/18/2017 1:34:09 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Autonomous User

Under color of authority, this pervert has criminalized the Bible’s teachings on marriage. This is what an ungodly country looks like. Shame on all who voted this person into office. They are enablers of evil.


17 posted on 09/18/2017 1:35:21 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: nickcarraway

How long before people with dissident views are deported?......or sent to detention camps


18 posted on 09/18/2017 1:39:13 PM PDT by RaginRak
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My question as well. They’ve probably found another farmers market by now, though, and don’t need that bigoted market anyway.


19 posted on 09/18/2017 1:43:39 PM PDT by FrdmLvr
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To: nickcarraway

Or sent to reeducation camps.


20 posted on 09/18/2017 1:44:40 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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