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08/22/2013

NM Supreme Court tells anti-gay business owners what I and others told them years ago

by Jeremy Hooper

Elane Photography is one of the main cases that far-right commentators like to cite whenever they attempt to turn wanton discrimination against LGBT people into an act of "religious freedom" or conscience. Today, New Mexico's high court delivered a crushing blow to that meme:

NEW MEXICO: Supreme Court Rules That Photographer Discriminated Against Gays [J.M.G.]

If you conduct business with the public in states with inclusive nondiscrimination laws, you have two choices: (a) do your job, regardless of the potential clients' race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, etc.; or (b) brush up on your acting skills so that you can hid your desire to discriminate behind an "ah shoot, we're all booked up at the moment" claim. Citing your personal objections to a "lifestyle" is not going to work.

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*The opinion:

Elane Photography

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