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Washington Times Editorial: Unlike, say, cookies and brownies, a wedding cake is a creative endeavor that communicates a message from the artist, Mr. Phillips‘ Alliance Defending Freedom attorney explains. “If the service or the product is expressive, if it sends a message, and the government says you have to make it, create it and carry it for someone else,” ADF lawyer Nicolle Martin said on a Denver talk-radio show, “that is forced speech.” . . . The Huguenins, also represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom, last month petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear their appeal and to reverse the New Mexico court.
WorldNetDaily: “America was founded on the fundamental freedom of every citizen to live and work according to their beliefs,” Nicolle Martin, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom, said. “Forcing Americans to promote ideas against their will undermines our constitutionally protected freedom of expression and our right to live free. If the government can take away our First Amendment freedoms, there is nothing it can’t take away.”
Reason: However, various groups are arguing about the legality of the bill, and whether it would protect religion or push it on others. At odds on the issues are the American Civil Liberties Union’s communications coordinator, Nick Worner, and the Alliance Defending Freedom’s legal counsel, Joseph LaRue. The Columbus Dispatch reports . . . [more]