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Supreme Court refuses Christian wedding photographerâ€™s case
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the case of a Christian wedding photographer fined after she refused to photograph a gay coupleâ€™s commitment ceremony. Following its usual practice, the court did not give any explanation for its denial. The order rejecting the case means that the lower court ruling, which said the photographerâ€™s refusal amounted to discrimination, will be the final word on the case.
The New Mexico Human Rights Commission levied a $6,637.94 fine on Elaine Huguenin, who runs Elane Photography with her husband Jonathan Huguenin, after she refused to photograph the 2006 ceremony. The commission said Huguenin discriminated against the lesbian couple. Huguenin is a Christian and cited her belief in the traditional definition of marriage as the reason for her refusal. In August, the New Mexico Supreme Court upheld the commissionâ€™s ruling, saying that under the law her...