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Government to Farmers: Host Same-Sex Wedding or Pay a $13,000 Fine

BarnWeddingFrom The Daily Signal, by Leslie Ford & Ryan T. Anderson,  August 19, 2014

Should the government be able to coerce a family farm into hosting a same-sex wedding?

In a free society, the answer is no. Family farms should be free to operate in accordance with the beliefs and values of their owners. Government shouldn’t be able to fine citizens for acting in the market according to their own—rather than the government’s—values, unless there is a compelling government interest being pursued in the least restrictive way possible.

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