Earlier this year, the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission ordered Elane Photography to pay $6,637 in attorneys' fees for "sexual-orientation bias."
“Christians in the marketplace should not be penalized for abiding by their beliefs,” ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence said. “The Constitution prohibits the state from forcing unwilling people to promote a message they disagree with and thereby violate their conscience. The commission’s decision demonstrated stunning disregard for our client’s First Amendment rights.”
A same-sex couple in New York is suing an online adoption group based in Arizona that refused, based on religious beliefs, to provide services.