Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Christian Web Designer in Free Speech Case
In a ruling issued on June 30, 2023, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian graphic designer by arguing that a Colorado anti-discrimination law cannot force her to set up websites for homosexual couples with messages that go against her religious beliefs.
In the 6-3 ruling, the Court took sides with Lorie Smith in her lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA), a law that bans public venues from barring services to individuals l based on their sexual orientation. Smith is owner of 303 Creative and was represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) in this case. She challenged the law on the grounds that it violated the First Amendment. Smith desires building websites that reflect her deeply held conviction that marriage is between one man and one woman. However, this law would have forced her to create wedding websites for homosexual marriages.
Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote in the majority opinion in this case. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett concurred with his argument that “tolerance, not coercion, is our Nation’s answer.”
“The First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands,” he declared in his opinion.
This is a solid victory for free speech and the freedom of association. The woke Left wants nothing more than the complete obliteration of basic freedoms.
That way they will achieve that is by micromanaging every facet of human activity, through state regulation, and prohibition.
To end this madness, the right must roll back all forms of anti-discrimination legislation, through legislative repeals, or through the court system. It’s the only way to check the left, and make sure that they cannot gain any more ground against our freedoms.