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Attorney General Cameron Leads Effort to Protect First Amendment Rights of Louisville Wedding Photographer

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” – 2 Corinthians 3:17

Chelsey Nelson is the owner and operator of a photography business where she specializes in wedding photography. As a Christian, Chelsey holds to the Scriptural view of marriage, that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman. Thus, she restricts her services only to weddings between a man and woman.

In Louisville, where Chelsey operates her business, there is an ordinance that required her to create photographs for same-sex weddings just as she does for traditional weddings. Due to the city of Louisville’s violation of Chelsey’s First Amendment rights, she filed a lawsuit against the city.

In the case of Chelsey Nelson Photography v. Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government, the lawsuit argued that Louisville was violating various provisions in the U.S. Constitution, including the First Amendment’s Free Speech and Free Exercise clauses. The case is now before the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Just days ago, Attorney General Daniel Cameron led a coalition of twenty-one states in filing an amicus brief before the court urging the support of the religious liberty and free speech rights of the Louisville wedding photographer. Attorney General Cameron and the coalition clearly outlined that Chelsey’s rights under the Free Speech Clause and Kentucky’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act were violated by the public-accommodation law in Louisville.


Father, we praise You for the courage of Chelsey Nelson and the strength that she has displayed in standing strong for Your truth about marriage. Lord, thank You for the continued bravery of Attorney General Cameron in his defense of our God-given First Amendment rights. Father, may we never take our precious First Amendment rights for granted and always stand in defense of them. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Join us in praying for our elected leaders throughout the 2023 Legislative Session:

Kentucky Senate Members District 27-38

Sen. Stephen West (R)
Sen. Johnnie Turner (R)
Sen. Brandon Smith (R)
Sen. Phillip Wheeler (R)
Sen. Mike Wilson (R)
Sen. Gerald Neal (D)
Sen. Jared Carpenter (R)
Sen. Denise Angel (D)
Sen. Julie Adams (R)
Sen. David Yates (D)
Sen. Michael Nemes (R)