The Supreme Court is hearing the case of a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples, as a dispute that’s serves as the latest clash of religion and gay rights again makes its way to the highest court.
Lorie Smith, who operates 303 Creative in Colorado, argues that ruling against her would force artists – from painters and photographers, to writers and musicians – to do work that is against their faith.
Her opponents, meanwhile – which includes the Biden Administration – say that if she wins, a range of businesses will be able to discriminate, refusing to serve Black customers, Jewish or Muslim people, interracial or interfaith couples or immigrants, among others.
In a 2-1 ruling last year, the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denied Smith’s attempt to overturn a lower court ruling throwing out her case.
The case comes at a time when the court is dominated 6-3 by conservatives – and after a series of cases in which the justices have sided with religious plaintiffs.
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Source: Daily Mail