Federal Appeals Court Win For Family: Minnesota Can Not Destroy Christian Photographer
The Star Tribune reports:
"A three-judge federal appeals court panel cleared the way Friday for a St. Cloud couple suing Minnesota over the right to refuse to film same-sex weddings, arguing that the videos are a form of speech subject to First Amendment protections.
Carl and Angel Larsen, who run a Christian videography business called Telescope Media Group, filed a federal suit in 2016 against Minnesota's human rights commissioner, saying the state's public accommodation law could hit them with steep fines or jail time if they offered services promoting only their vision of marriage."
Eugene Delgaudio, president of Public Advocate said:
"This decision by a 3 court tribunal including a leading potential Supreme Court judge appointed by President Trump is one victory for the Christian liberty side -- mostly. This 8th Circuit decision on Minnesota's horrible anti-discrimination law was brought by a Christian wedding photographer seeking relief from being destroyed by the so-called Minnesota Human Rights Act."