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Supreme Court Seems to Side with Web Designer Opposed to Same-Sex Marriage

posted on December 6, 2022

Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports, “The Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed sympathetic Monday to an evangelical Christian graphic artist from Colorado who does not want to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, despite the state’s protective anti-discrimination law.” The artist, Lorie Smith, argues that the law violates her right to free speech. The state contends that it has a compelling interest to protect against discrimination. Barnes writes, “Justice Sonia Sotomayor recalled that the court in the past had required motels to open their doors to Black customers and that — in another long-ago case — a restaurant owner proposed to serve Black customers only from a takeout window because he said his religious beliefs did not countenance integration.”

Read at The Washington Post