The state ruling said Huguenin and her husband ‚Äúnow are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.‚ÄĚ
That, the state court judges ruled, was ‚Äúthe price of citizenship.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúThe idea that free people can be ‚Äėcompelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives‚Äô as the ‚Äėprice of citizenship‚Äô is a chilling and unprecedented attack on freedom,‚ÄĚ said Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is working on the case.
‚ÄúWe are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to make it clear that no American has to abandon their constitutionally protected freedoms just to make a living. No American should be punished or put out of business simply for disagreeing with the government‚Äôs opinion on a moral issue,‚ÄĚ Lorence said....