Seems like this flies in the face of the constitutional protection against forcing contracts on individual citizens.
How is this not denying her the free exercise of her religion?
Why did she tell them the reason? Just say “No.”
How about a heterosexual's right simply to be left alone?
sure, there ‘is no threat to heterosexual marriage if gays are allowed to marry’. Sure.
There is just that threat to all society (the overwhelmingly vast majority, btw) that does NOT want to engage in whatever perverse activity is being ‘tolerated’.
The ‘gay rights’ movement is as big if not a bigger threat to America and Americans than the abortion movement. While more lives will be lost through abortion, more Americans will give up their rights, dignity and standards under duress in order to have ‘gay rights’.
A business owner ought to have the right to refuse business to anyone for any reason. It's a matter of property rights. Now, it's a dumb business model, and if I were a business owner, I would not discriminate against any customers. But the fact is, the rights of business owners were taken away when anti-discrimination laws were pushed.
It is unaccountable, out-of-control “Human Rights Commission”s in Canada that are going hog-wild in the service of muslims and gays there.
It is a provincial “Human Rights Commission” that is prosecuting author and columnist Mark Steyn over his latest book.
“The tribunal will decide whether Huguenin should pay actual and punitive damages to Willock”
What, exactly, was damaged? Feeeeeeeeelings?
>>This is why ‘anti-discrimination’ laws are a bunch of rubbish. If you’re the owner, you can turn down business if you want to and you shouldn’t be harrassed for it. This should be proclaimed loud and clear as to why the homosexual agenda TAKES RIGHTS AWAY from Americans. Amazingly, gay marriage is illegal in New Mexico yet they have the gall to pull this stunt. Wake up, America . . .<<
This wasn’t even a gay marriage - it was a private ceremony. I don’t see where there can be a requirement for a business to participate.
I would think a business would be allowed to not do business with blacks or Jews or anyone they choose unless their business is housing, or a place of public accommodation, like a grocery store. There is no right to be photographed by a certain person.
I don’t think that refusing to take the job is discrimination in employment, housing, or accomodations. Now if the gay couple refused to hire her because she was staight and against gay marriage (or the other way around), that would be a case
They are good people.
They were in court on this matter a few weeks ago.
Yet another example of the garbage that’s been going on right under the GOP’s nose, yet there’s never a word, and why I’m jumping ship.
This kind of thing has been going on for several years in parts of Europe and in Canada. And with leftists running the governments in so many states and very likely the federal government after November we can expect to see a lot more of this. It doesn’t matter if the homosexuals win this or not. What matters is that the cost in time, money and lost business will tend to cow others and push the homosexual agenda as effectively as a win.
There should be no place for “Human Rights Commissions” in our legal system. The probability of abuse is obvious and amply illustrated by this case.
Wow. This is what passes for freedom these days? How tragic.
I swear when I clicked on this article I thought it was about some goings on in some third world country.
This is the biggest piece of crap I’ve ever seen. The photographer’s personal beliefs are the reason she didn’t want to take the photo’s and to say she is criminal for not doing so is DICRIMINATING AGAINST HER!!
It’s a two way street....or at least it should be if it was genuine.
This is why a legislator in Kansas recently called homosexual agenda “alqueera”! They sure act like it (a lot more than the Christians they accuse of doing so).