Thursday, July 05, 2012

State High Court Review Sought of Discrimination Finding In Refusal To Photograph Same-Sex Ceremony

A photography firm is asking the New Mexico Supreme Court to review a decision in which a state appellate court found a violation of the state's anti-discrimination law when the firm refused to provide its services to photograph a same-sex commitment ceremony. (See prior posting.) The petition for certiorari to the state's high court (full text) in Elane Photography, LLC v. Willock, (filed 6/27/2012) raises compelled speech, free exercise and state RFRA arguments. [Thanks to Neil Davis for the lead.]