For generations, the Tennes family has grown crops at Country Hill Farm in Michigan. Steve Tennes owns the farm with his wife and five children. For the past seven years, the Tennes family has proudly sold blueberries at the farmer's market owned by the city of East Lansing.
Recently, someone asked the Tennes if they would be willing to host a same-sex (gay or lesbian) wedding at their picturesque farm. The family responded that, as devout Catholics, they politely decline to host gay marriage ceremonies. The family believes that marriage is a sacramental union between one man and one woman.
When City Officials discovered the Facebook message, they prohibited the family from selling their fruit at the Farmer’s Market, claiming the family violated the city’s discrimination ordinance. The Tennes family has no problem selling produce to anyone, regardless of sexual orientation - they just choose not to host same-sex weddings.