Legal Brief: Photographer says Laws Shouldn't Force Her to Shoot Same-Sex Weddings

By David Schonauer   Monday December 2, 2019

A wedding photographer is suing her home city of Louisville, Kentucky over a government ordinance that she claims infringes on her religious freedom by “forcing” her to photograph and blog about same-sex weddings. At USA Today, Nelson writes that the government “shouldn’t force artists to express views they disagree with.” The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Nelson by the conservative advocacy group Alliance Defending Freedom — but not, notes PetaPixel, in response to any complaint that Nelson has received or suit filed against her. Rather, it appears to be a legal "pre-emptive strike." A professor at the Brandeis School of Law says Nelson’s religious freedoms are already protected by Kentucky’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Read the whole story at USA Today.


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