The state ruling said Huguenin and her husband ânow are compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.â
That, the state court judges ruled, was âthe price of citizenship.â
âThe idea that free people can be âcompelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their livesâ as the âprice of citizenshipâ is a chilling and unprecedented attack on freedom,â said Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defending Freedom, which is working on the case.
âWe 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 governmentâs opinion on a moral issue,â Lorence said....