ADF Appeals Decision that Allows for Sexual Orientation Discrimination

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The Alliance Defense Fund is appealing a decision by a state appeals court in New Mexico that found a Christian photographer guilty of “sexual orientation” discrimination.

The case involves Elane Photography in Albuquerque. Owners Jon and Elaine Huguenin were approached by a lesbian “couple” in 2006 to photograph their “commitment ceremony.” When the Huguenin’s declined the request based on their religious beliefs, the couple filed a complaint with the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission alleging “sexual orientation” discrimination.

The Commission found the Huguenin’s guilty and ordered them to pay the lesbian “couple” over $6000 in attorney’s fees. The Commission reached its conclusion despite the fact that neither same-sex “marriage” nor civil unions are legal in New Mexico.

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