New York

Statewide victory in support of LGBTQ+ community equal access

NEW YORK (NEWS10) – A lawsuit filed against the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), the state Division of Human Rights, and the Chemung County District Attorney’s Office in October, by an Elmira marriage ceremony photographer, was dismissed by a Federal Court. The case introduced by Emilee Carpenter refused to {photograph} same-sex marriages.

Officials say Carpenter claimed that New York’s anti-discrimination legal guidelines violated her proper to refuse to {photograph} same-sex marriages. According to the choice by the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York agreed with Attorney General Letitia James, and dominated that each one New Yorkers are entitled to equal access to the general public market below the regulation.

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United States District Court Judge Frank P. Geraci Jr., dismissed Carpenter’s claims, noting that traditionally underserved, disfavored, or deprived people are entitled to the identical access to the general public market as afforded to everybody else. In Addition, Judge Geraci stated in his choice that each one companies claiming to serve the general public should serve all of the general public, together with members of the LGBTQ+ community.

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