Denial of Gay Graphic for Wedding

Faye Dent, Staff Writer

The Supreme Court is hearing the case of a Christian graphic designer, Lorie Smith, who objects to designing wedding graphics for gay couples. Similar cases have been occurring for a long time. Five years ago, the Supreme Court heard a very similar case consisting of a baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a soon-to-be married gay couple. Smith says her objection is not working with gay people. She says she would work with a gay person who promotes an organization serving children with disabilities. She just won’t take jobs that would require her to create content that would support gay rights, atheism, gambling, or abortion. The case is 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, 21-476.

It is 2022 and a case of human rights is still being debated in court. Over the summer, when Roe v Wade was overturned, the subject of gay and interracial marriage was thrown around repeatedly. Colorado has a law that states if a business offers items to the public, they must sell to everyone. To abide by the law, Smith needs to sell to everyone.