Gay Couple Battles Massachusetts Diocese

A Catholic diocese in Massachusetts looks to block a same sex couple from buying a diocese property.
3:00 | 09/11/12

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James Fairbanks and -- -- race say they had big plans for the formerly. Retreat house in north -- they've tried to buy from the diocese of Lester they wanted to renovate the historic 26 acre property and turn it into an in that would host weddings. I never talked about gay marriages they -- assumed or were told that we were gay and therefore we would be gay magnets. In. -- ball into the fires monsignor Tom Sullivan broke his real estate brokerage. Because of the potentiality of gay marriages there we are not interested in going -- -- with these buyers I think their shaky anyway. There are some great paparazzi -- -- please. I'm better next thirty cannon law I -- Massachusetts fair housing laws and Massachusetts housing losses that you can actually applied differently. Because their sexual orientation or any other. -- -- protected -- -- through an attorney the diocese says it never inquired about the sexual orientation about the buyers and that the deal -- this property fell through. Because the buyers lost their financing. Gavin Riordan tells news center -- this is not a case of discrimination against gay people we look forward to demonstrating that in court. The married plaintiffs who have been together for 34 years denied financing was an issue they believe this was simply discrimination. Cause. Your sexual orientation. You're not -- To. Don't -- surprised -- In Northbridge Kelly -- hill news center five.

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