WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to weigh in on a case involving a small Christian-owned photography business that declined on religious grounds to shoot a same-sex commitment ceremony in 2006.
The court announced its decision April 7. It did not give a reason for declining to hear the case.
“Only unjust laws separate what people say from what they believe,” said senior counsel Jordan Lorence of Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing Elaine and Jonathan Huguenin, owners of Elane Photography.
“The First Amendment protects our freedom to speak or not speak on any issue without fear of punishment,” he added in an April 7 statement.
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