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Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to New Mexico Photographer Who Refused to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremony

Posted by on Apr. 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to New Mexico Photographer Who Refused to Shoot Same-Sex Ceremony



WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from a commercial photography business in New Mexico that objects to taking pictures of same-sex wedding ceremonies.

The justices on Monday left in place a state Supreme Court ruling that said Elane Photography violated a state anti-discrimination law when it refused to work for a same-sex couple who wanted pictures of their commitment ceremony.

Elane Photography co-owner Elaine Huguenin said taking the photos would violate her religious beliefs. She said she also has a right of artistic expression under the First Amendment that allows her to choose what pictures to take, or refrain from taking.

by on Apr. 7, 2014 at 6:50 PM
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N1ght1ngale
by on Apr. 7, 2014 at 7:06 PM
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What bs.. Calling religious beliefs discrimination. Why cant they just get a photographer who supports their marriage to do it? 

rocketracer
by Gold Member on Apr. 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM
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Why would they want a photographer who has no interest in the gig...the photographer may do a lousy job. Why would the couple want to risk the memories of the special day being out of focus?

ETA:  Does this law leave room for the previously denied couple to sue the photog if the couple is dissatified with the product delivered?

ABCMomma0211
by on Apr. 7, 2014 at 8:34 PM
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Seriously?????

This company has every single right not to photograph anyone they chose.
RandRMomma
by Bronze Member on Apr. 7, 2014 at 8:36 PM
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The law is the law.

They were discriminating. Saying that your prejudice is apart of your religion won't fly. The KKK tried that, and The Civil Rights Act was signed into law fifty years ago.
slashteddy
by Member on Apr. 7, 2014 at 8:38 PM
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Good. If one doesn't want to provide a service for ALL members of the public, one shouldn't run a public business.
jaxTheMomm
by Gold Member on Apr. 7, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Not surprised.

Canvas_says
by Silver Member on Apr. 7, 2014 at 10:00 PM
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Wonder how long it will be until someone uses it against a gay run business.
jobseeker
by Bronze Member on Apr. 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM
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 BS is calling a person's religious beliefs BS

Quoting N1ght1ngale:

What bs.. Calling religious beliefs discrimination. Why cant they just get a photographer who supports their marriage to do it? 

 

N1ght1ngale
by on Apr. 7, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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Exactly.. There is no respect for beliefs anymore,,everyone is so easily offended if someone else doesnt suck up and kiss ass and bow to their view points.. So quick to find a reason to sue!

Quoting jobseeker:

 BS is calling a person's religious beliefs BS

Quoting N1ght1ngale:

What bs.. Calling religious beliefs discrimination. Why cant they just get a photographer who supports their marriage to do it? 

 


Momniscient
by on Apr. 7, 2014 at 10:19 PM
Too bad.

Enlightened ideals win.
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