On Wednesday, a lesbian pair asked human rights agency of New York City to rule that a marriage place beyond Albany breached the law when it denied booking their marriage previous year. Jennie and Melisa McCarthy, of Albany, registered a complaint against the Liberty Ridge Farm in 2012’s October. They are demanding for unspecified impairments as well as an order asking the farm not to deny customers based on their sexual orientation.
On Wednesday, New York Civil Liberties Union attorneys urged before the Division of Human Rights that the farm is there for public business and they are subject to the anti discrimination laws of the state.
New York Civil Liberties Union attorney Mariko Hirose stated that they are asking for some damages. They are not asking for much. This is an anti discrimination order to the marriage venue in one of the 1st such instances since New York city legalized gay and lesbian wedding in 2011’s June, said Hirose after that hearing. She and the pair, who tied the knot earlier in August at another place in upstate New York City, told that they anticipate to follow the case in an appeal to the courts must they lose at state agency.
Migdalia Pares, the administrative Law Judge, conducted the hearing and demanded more documents and there might be some recommendations. A spokesperson for the owners of the farm stated that this farm is totally a private business and it is a private property.