The New Mexico Supreme Court is hearing the case of a photographer who was sued for refusing to photograph a lesbian couple’s wedding. LGBTQ Nation reports:
In a case that tests anti-discrimination protection for gays, a religious rights group told the New Mexico Supreme Court on Monday that a photographer who declined to shoot the commitment ceremony of a lesbian couple was exercising her rights to free speech and artistic freedom. The First Amendment should exempt Elaine Huguenin and her Albuquerque business, Elane Photography, from state laws prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation, Jordan Lorence of the Alliance Defending Freedom told the high court. He said gay marriage is against the photographer’s religious beliefs, and she should not be required to promote a message that violates her conscience.
And remember, New Mexico doesn’t even recognize marriage equality or civil unions.