Lorie Smith is the owner of “303 Creative,” which is a web design business in Denver, Colorado. Smith uses her business as a platform to use her artistic ability to beautifully create custom websites for her clients.
Smith desires to use her abilities to offer wedding website design services but does not at this point out of fear she will be forced to promote messages about marriage that goes against her Biblical convictions. She fears the same law that has been used to attack Jack Phillips for years now, Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) will be used to also attack her.
In order to protect Smith and her business attorneys from Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on her behalf challenging CADA that would force her to create websites that would violate her deeply held religious beliefs. In July, a stunning decision was given by a federal appeals court that decided she must under the law offer her services to both traditional and same-sex weddings despite her Biblical convictions that marriage is only between a man and a woman.
ADF attorneys recently filed a petition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear this case. Colorado law should not be able to force Smith to create and celebrate events that violate her conscience, as this is unconstitutional. It is time for the U.S. Supreme Court to step up and make clear every American’s First Amendment rights will be protected.
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