November 8, 2013 - Alliance Defending Freedom officially asks the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the Elane Photography case.
The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on August 22, 2013 against our clients, Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin of Elane Photography, stating that there is a “price” to pay for their faith – and it involves “compromising” their beliefs. Our legal opponents have effectively argued that if you want to do business in this country – keep your faith out of it. Now, the New Mexico Supreme Court has further illustrated the continuing clash between religious freedom and an ongoing effort to force political correctness on American citizens.
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In 2006, Elaine declined to use her artistic expression to communicate the story of a same-sex ceremony for Vanessa Willock. Willock found another photographer, but nevertheless filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission, which issued an order for Elaine and Jonathan to pay $6,637 to the two women who filed the complaint.
Alliance Defending Freedom is considering our legal options in this case, including asking the U.S. Supreme Court to right this wrong.
- NOVEMBER 8, 2013 Article: Same-Sex Marriage, Religious Liberty Collide in Case Presented to Supreme Court
- Case docs & summary page: Elane Photography v. Willock
- Rasmussen poll: "85% Think Christian Photographer Has Right to Turn Down Same-Sex Wedding Job"
- Article: "It is the Price of Citizenship"?—An Elegy for Religious Liberty in America
- Article: Will Religious Liberty Survive Same-Sex Marriage?
Help Alliance Defending Freedom continue the legal defense of Elane Photography and the many other Americans who are finding their religious freedom under attack.