A Colorado web designer lost her appeal to the state’s anti-discrimination legislation because she refused to develop wedding websites for same-sex couples.
The US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit dismissed 303 Creative owner Lorie Smith’s constitutional appeal to the state law. The Supreme Court decided in favor of a baker in the same state who refused to prepare a wedding cake for a same-sex couple three years ago.
The Court of Appeal Judge Mary Beck, writing for the majority, agreed to write “diversity of religious faiths and religious practices,” including Smith’s “enriching society,” with the dissenting judge.
However, while Smith’s freedom of expression and rights to exercise were “obvious,” it did not override Colorado’s anti-discrimination legislation.
Smith is a Non-Profit Christian Advocacy Group of the Alliance Defending Freedom, arguing that the ruling forces its client to publish web pages that violate his faith.