Monday, April 07, 2014

Supreme Court won't hear NM Photographer Case

The case of the New Mexico couple with the photography business that refused to take pictures of a lesbian commitment ceremony will not be reviewed by the US Supreme Court.

The couple had appealed to the Supreme Court based upon what they claimed was a violation of their 1st Amendment rights. A New Mexico Court had ruled that the couple had violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the New Mexico Human Rights Act.

The couple appealed to the New Mexico Supreme Court which ruled against them saying that the business could be regulated because it is a public accommodation.  Now the US Supreme Court has refused to consider the case leaving the NM Supreme Court ruling in place.

One has to wonder what this means, if anything, for the Hobby Lobby case.

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