"The idea that free people can be 'compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives' as the 'price of citizenship' is a chilling and unprecedented attack on freedom," Lorence said. "Americans are now on notice that the price of doing business is their freedom. We are considering our next steps, including asking the U.S. Supreme Court to right this wrong."
"A commercial business cannot solicit customers from the general public to buy its services as a photographer for hire and then claim that taking those photographs is a form of its own autonomous expressive activity," the ACLU argued on its website.
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, 85 percent of Americans support the right of the photographer to say no.
So, suppose a photographer is approached by a couple wanting intimate photos taken...will the photographer be sued for refusing that also?
If someone wants to hire the photographer to take photos of them going over Niagra FAlls in a barrel and the photog says no, will that also be a discrimination case?
Hey, happy gay couple, why didn't you just go to another photographer? Why do have to try and ruin the lives of people who, apparently, have less freedom
then YOU do?
Why is it that the happy gay people ~ or at least some of them ~ are not content unless they are rubbing everyone's life into their mess?
If someone is forced to conduct their business in a manner that goes against their principals, religious beliefs or what have you, is it still their business?
Rather than vent on same sex marriage (I kind of already did that in a oblique way) what are your views on refusing clientèle or service, based on personal
conviction and or other pertinent issues. You know what I think; what do you think?
ps: found this tucked into my news feed on fb page...it was posted by an Insurance company that specializes in insuring photographers...yes, we need insurance