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 ‚ÄúStewart‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúMike‚ÄĚ because it violates her religious beliefs, that‚Äôs just too bad, a federal judge has ruled.
Lorie Smith, who runs the studio 303 Creative, challenged Colorado‚Äôs 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.
Smith‚Äôs lawsuit is a ‚Äúpre-enforcement challenge,‚ÄĚ which lets citizens challenge laws that restrict their rights before the government enforces the laws against them....