BIG BREAKING NEWS – CHRISTIAN WEBSITE DESIGNER APPEALS: Anti-Discrimination Act Compels to Create Content for Opposite-sex and Same-sex Couples [#LorieSmith] 09/29
After a lower court ruled that the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act compels her to create content for opposite-sex and same-sex couples, website designer Lorie Smith is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether the decision amounts to an unconstitutional burden on her religious exercise.
The case pits the free speech rights of the faithful against the government’s interest in combating discrimination based on sexual orientation, in an instance where the two are at odds.
Although Lorie Smith claimed she would not discriminate against LGBTQ clients, she simultaneously sought to create wedding websites in accordance with her Christian beliefs, which included advertising to future clients that she “will not be able to create websites for same-sex marriages or any other marriage that is not between one man and one woman.”
Christian website designer appeals anti-discrimination ruling to SCOTUS – Colorado Politics