Ambulance Chasers at the Minnesota Family Council are Successful
David Strand of Marriage Equality explains (from a post to a number of Minnesota Gay Political Elists).
After fishing for a company willing to bring a lawsuit against the city of Minneapolis since November, the Minnesota Family Council has found a willing business in Titus Construction of Burnsville. The National Alliance Defense Fund- a right wing religious legal fund headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, is purportedly providing counsel pro bono to Titus Construction in a suit against the city claiming the Equal Benefits Ordinance violates the rights to freedom of religion of the owners' of the business by requiring the business to provide benefits to unmarried heterosexual couples and same sex couples in order to win a contract.
The suit should prove interesting as Titus Construction apparently does not offer services covered by the ordinance which applies to a limited category of city of Minneapolis contracts. Furthermore, Titus Construction can demonstrate no material harm since it apparently declined to apply for a contract so was never denied a contract on the basis of the ordinance.
Please stay posted for actions you can take to support the city of Minneapolis in light of this lawsuit. Hopefully, the city will not only stand firm but recover any costs brought about by this frivolous lawsuit from the plaintiffs.
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Now I thought the MFC got all it's undies in a bunch over "Activist Judges" - so if that's the case, why are they taking the City of Minnepolis to court?