Townhall: Yet another case of artistic freedom is arising out of Colorado. In this instance it’s website designer Lorie Smith of 303 Creative. On Friday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to take up her case after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit ruled against her in a 2-1 decision.
Smith serves all people, including those who identify as LGBT, but she is against being compelled to create websites and graphics that would go against her religious beliefs, such as supporting a same-sex wedding. Further, she cannot even make clear on her website that she is only willing to create websites consistent with her beliefs.
In their petition to the Supreme Court, as well as in a Friday press release, ADF frequently references the dissenting opinion in that 10th Circuit decision, from Chief Judge Timothy Tymkovich. The judge called the decision “unprecedented” and “staggering” in scope. more