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  •  you'd expect that to end up in litigation fast. (3+ / 0-)
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    IIRC, prior rulings on non-discrimination laws that have involved churches leaned heavily on the fact that the property subject to the law was non-religious in nature.  eg, that case involving the NJ church that would rent out campgrounds.  

    •  My guess is... (1+ / 0-)
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      ......see my reply to sfbob.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 10:12:20 AM PDT

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    •  You're close on NJ. (5+ / 0-)

      It was the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting. The facility in question was their open air pavilion on the boardwalk for which they had received either a coastal variance or tax subsidy (I forget which) from the state in exchange for agreeing to make it available to everyone. They refused to rent it to a lesbian couple for their commitment ceremony.

      Yes, it was a religious camp, but the facility was not their chapel or dining hall.

      And they lost big time.

      (That sound you are hearing is a paradigm being shifted at Warp Factor Infinity using no clutch.)

      by homogenius on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 11:03:36 AM PDT

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