Christian graphic designer fights state forcing her to promote LGBT weddings
If a Christian graphic designer in Colorado objects to promoting the same-sex marriage of â€śStewartâ€ť and â€śMikeâ€ť because it violates her religious beliefs, thatâ€™s just too bad, a federal judge has ruled.
Lorie Smith, who runs the studio 303 Creative, challenged Coloradoâ€™s Anti-Discrimination Act. Smith filed a lawsuit, 303 Creative v. Elenis, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado in 2016. The law requires her to violate her Christian beliefs in marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman and create websites celebrating and promoting same-sex marriages.
Smithâ€™s lawsuit is a â€śpre-enforcement challenge,â€ť which lets citizens challenge laws that restrict their rights before the government enforces the laws against them....