Supreme Court Rules for Christian Web Designer in Forced Speech Case

Article publisher: 
Epoch Times
Article date: 
1 July 2023
Article category: 
Colorado News
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The Supreme Court ruled 6–3 in favor of a Christian website designer who said Colorado’s law requiring her to create websites to celebrate same-sex weddings infringed on her constitutional rights...

But in the case at hand, artist and website designer Lorie Smith of 303 Creative complained she was being singled out by the same Colorado human rights commission because, based on her religious faith, she does not support nontraditional marriage...

Smith took action when she discovered she was forbidden under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) to post a statement online explaining what content she was, and was not, willing to create...

“If the government may not force motorists to display a motto, school children to say a pledge, or parades to include banners, Colorado may not force Ms. Smith to create and speak messages on pain of investigation, fine, and re-education.”..


Supreme Court Holds That Speech Creators (e.g., Web Designers) Can't Be Required to Create Content They Object to,

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