New Mexico Supreme Court has ruled that a business no longer has a right to refuse service, a Photographer violated the law when refusing to photograph a lesbian wedding in New Mexico. The company, Elane Photography, said that they had no problem photographing the couple outside the act of marriage, which their beliefs do not support.
The ruling has a far more grievous and deep reaching effect on society now. Here is the quote from Justice Richard Bosson said that Elane Photography must be forced to violate their religious beliefs because of “the tolerance that lubricates the varied moving parts of us as a people. … it is the price of citizenship.”
Another important quote is from Jordan Lorence, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom “The idea that free people can be ‘compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives’ as the ‘price of citizenship’ is a chilling and unprecedented attack on freedom.” This is where I will focus on. Continue Reading →