Supreme Court Takes Up Fight Over Wedding Website

( On Tuesday, the United States Supreme Court agreed to rule on a dispute relating to a Colorado wedding organizer’s refusal to provide services to same-sex marriages.

It’s the gay wedding cake all over again…

While the wedding organizer and designer refuses to provide services for same-sex marriages based on their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court justices have limited the case to a free-speech matter. It will not consider matters of religious liberty.

The designer in question is Lorie Smith, an artist who wrote on her website that her services are only available for heterosexual wedding ceremonies.

“I will not be able to create websites for same-sex marriages or any other marriage that is not between one man and one woman. Doing that would compromise my Christian witness and tell a story about marriage that contradicts God’s true story of marriage — the very story He is calling me to promote,” Smith wrote on her website.

Under Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act, people providing “public accommodation” are not allowed to turn people away based on their identity, which includes sexual orientation. Providers of “public accommodation” must provide equal treatment to everybody.

Under the law, the term “public accommodation” refers to any business that serves the public and which is not used for any religious reasons.

Before posting a disclaimer on her website about only providing services for heterosexual marriages, Smith filed a pre-emptive lawsuit knowing that it would eventually cause trouble with far-left radicals. She challenged the existing Colorado law expecting that she would be accused of running afoul of it.

After filing the suit, a federal district court ruled against her. The decision was then upheld by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in a divided three-judge ruling. The courts concluded that the First Amendment doesn’t protect Smith in her plans to deny services to homosexual couples.

Now, it’s up to the highest court in the land to make that decision.

Let’s hope common sense prevails…