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Gay couple's discrimination suit against Massachusetts diocese will go to trial

Catholic World News - June 17, 2014

A Massachusetts judge has ruled that a discrimination lawsuit brought by a homosexual couple against the Diocese of Worcester should go to trial.

The two men charge that the Worcester diocese refused to sell them an estate because the property might be used to host same-sex weddings. The diocese argued that the couple had never made a qualified offer for the property, and did not have adequate financing.

Rejecting requests from both sides for summary judgment, the judge ruled that because “general issues of material fact” were in dispute, the case should go to trial.

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  • Posted by: ZIP5DO@aol.com - Jun. 19, 2014 7:09 PM ET USA

    Just the start. Thought if you owned your property you could sell to whom you wanted. This may be the first step in the theft of private property through government courts. Good example is the "Redskins" copyright. Regardless of your feelings, the taking of private property by a government regulatory agency because it does not like something is very dangerous and the first step to tyranny.

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