Friday, August 23, 2013

Wedding Photographer Illegally Discriminated Against Gay Couple

Similar to the Arlene's Flowers case, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that a wedding photographer could not refuse to provide services to a lesbian couple.

4 comments:

Johnny Walker said...

Dissimilar to the Arlene's Flowers case, New Mexico is not subject to Article I Section 11 of the Washington State Constitution.

Kendall Miller said...
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Kendall Miller said...

Of course, there is that pesky "peace and safety of the state" clause. It can be argued that just as gender and racial discrimination in business don't pass muster on religious grounds, neither does sexual orientation discrimination pass muster. As far as the state is concerned, marriage is a civil act, not a religious one. Stutzman is mistaken.

Kendall Miller said...

Furthermore, Article II Section 11 of the New Mexico State Constitution has similar language and yet the judge in favor of the plaintiffs. Unfortunately for Stutzman, Washington will rule the same way.