Complaint: NY Wedding Site Banned Same-Sex Couple

Advocates say the complaint filed with the state Division of Human Rights is among the first of its kind since New York legalized same-sex weddings last year

Monday, Oct 22, 2012  |  Updated 12:11 PM EDT
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Complaint: NY Wedding Site Banned Same-Sex Couple

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Two New York women who say they were turned away from a potential wedding site because they are lesbians have filed a discrimination complaint.

Advocates say the complaint filed with the state Division of Human Rights is among the first of its kind since New York legalized same-sex weddings last year.     
Melisa Erwin and Jennie McCarthy, of Albany, say they filed the complaint Oct. 11 after Liberty Ridge Farm told them they could not use the site for their wedding next summer.     

The farm, outside Albany, did not immediately return messages left by The Associated Press.

Co-owner Robert Gifford tells WNYT-TV that they have a right to choose their clientele.

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