“In 2006, Elaine Huguenin and co-owner husband, Jonathan, of Elane Photography, were asked to help a lesbian couple “celebrate their commitment ceremony” by photographing the event. After wrestling with the request, Elaine respectfully declined to participate, explaining that their Christian beliefs were in conflict with the message communicated by the ceremony. Neither same-sex “marriage” nor civil unions even existed in New Mexico at the time.
The lesbian couple quickly and easily found another photographer for a lower rate, yet still filed a complaint accusing Elane Photography of “sexual orientation discrimination.” The Huguenins contacted Alliance Defending Freedom, and our lawyers defended Elane Photography at the hearing before the Human Rights Commission.”
UPDATE: The Supreme Court of the United States has refused to hear this case. What this means is that business owners and indeed citizens must compromise their religious freedom and conscience in exchange for citizenship in the United States. Failure to do so will result in civil and criminal penalties. End of story.