Seems like this flies in the face of the constitutional protection against forcing contracts on individual citizens.
You mean like Health Insurance in MA?
Yes, but once we went down the road of proptecting minorities, then the further road of adding "sexual preference" to the minorities list, this becomes the equivalent of saying "we don't serve blacks".
That is how the left is destroying our culture.
“The tribunal will decide whether Huguenin should pay actual and punitive damages to Willock because of her decision not to take pictures of the homosexual ceremony.”
So, this Willock is saying “gee. I want the photographer who disagrees with what I am doing, making my wedding album.”?
I want Halle Berry to paint a picture of me in the nude.
Can I sue if she refuses?
These arguments were made in 1964 by opponents of the Civil Rights Act but they did not carry the day. All those Walgreens in Alabama that would not let Blacks sit at the lunch counter were private too. The law says that a business is a 'public accomidation' and can not pick and choose who to serve based on race, religion and now flaming gayness.
Does a flaming homosexual photographer have to capture the moment of every traditional evangelical Christian wedding so long as the bride and groom demand service? Can a babysitter turn down a job if the couple seeking service is gay, when all other instances allow for the person to babysit whoever he or she wants so long as both parties agree? Can a hair stylist force a person to get a haircut and pay for it if he sits down only to discover that the stylist in a transsexual, and then proceeds to get up and leave before services commence?
The bottom line is that people should not be forced to either associate with or contract with people for whatever reason they want. Just because someone doesn't like another person's face should be reason enough. Besides, who wants to force an unwilling person to perform a service for them? It is clear that the homosexual agenda is proving itself to be what many of us have known all along. They don't want equality. They are demanding that we condone and embrace it. If we don't, we will be sued and/or vilified. That is why they don't like home schools or private Christian schools. If they can mandate brainwashing the next generations with public schools, then the opposition will fade dramatically over time.
These groups often hurt their cause when they push the envelope too far though. Look at how many states have a ban on same sex marriage, all thanks to Massachusetts.
It is time to go on the offensive and restore the old definition of tolerance. Sure you are free to be a pervert, but I am free to disagree with it as much as I please. AND NO, MY CHILDREN WILL NOT EVER ACCEPT IT AS OK OR NORMAL!! I am extending my opposition into the next generation by instilling the Word of God in my children from day 1. The government can forget about trying to raise my children, I don't care if the school district doesn't get their stinking money.