Supreme Court declines to hear religious freedom photography case
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that declined on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006.
"Only unjust laws separate what people say from what they believe," said Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence of Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, owners of Elane Photography.
The case, Elane Photography v. Willock, involves the Huguenins' decision not to photograph a New Mexico same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006, due to their religious convictions that marriage is the union of a man and a woman. At the time, neither same-sex "marriage" nor civil unions were recognized by New Mexico law.
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision not to hear the case means that the lower court's ruling will stand.
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