U.S. Supreme Court will hear Colorado case over whether web designer can deny service to gay couples | The Pulse

Feb 24, 2022 View Original Article
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55% : It will specifically consider "whether applying a public-accommodation law to compel an artist to speak or stay silent violates the free speech clause of the First Amendment."
48% : Smith wants a legal guarantee that she can turn down commissions from same-sex couples in the future, as she has not yet refused service.
46% : The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a Colorado case over whether the state's anti-discrimination law can compel a Christian graphic designer to create wedding websites for same-sex couples, even if doing so contradicts her religious viewpoint.
44% : "The U.S. Supreme Court has consistently held that anti-discrimination laws, like Colorado's, apply to all businesses selling goods and services," Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said in a statement.
43% : The dissenter from that ruling, Judge Timothy Tymkovich, called the Colorado anti-discrimination law an "Orwellian diktat" that relies on the subjective experience of customers.
42% :Lorie Smith is the owner of 303 Creative and wants to put a disclaimer on her website that she will not accept same-sex clients for wedding website commissions because of her Christian beliefs.
42% :This case is different than Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the 2018 matter in which a Lakewood baker was sued after refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
42% : In a statement, ADF said the Colorado anti-discrimination law "censors and coerces the speech of creative professionals whose religious beliefs do not conform to state orthodoxy," and it directly references the 2018 cake case.
38% : Now, the country's highest court will consider the question of whether the anti-discrimination law violates the free speech protection within the First Amendment.
38% : By forcing Smith to accept same-sex clients, Tymkovich wrote that the government would unfairly use its anti-discrimination public accommodation law to compel Smith to speak a "government-approved message against her religious beliefs.""No case has ever gone so far," he wrote.
36% : "Though I am loathe to reference Orwell, the majority's opinion endorses substantial government interference in matters of speech, religion, and conscience."

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