“Gay couple’s complaint against Colo. baker gets hearing: Becomes a cause celebre for activists” | Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com
Washington Times: Jordan Lorence, attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom, said some business products, such as cakes, photographs and even tattoos, also communicate a message. By compelling such business owners to convey that message or shut down, he said, the government is infringing on their First Amendment rights. “The reason for the cake is not simply to feed people. A wedding cake is an iconic symbol of a marriage,” said Mr. Lorence. “What they’re telling him is, ‘You’ve got to produce this image or you’ll be punished by the state.’” . . . People who think these businesses should lose in court are assuming, ‘I’m never going to be asked to do anything in my business that I disagree with,’” said Mr. Lorence. “‘I don’t need this right at all.’ But the government tends to make people believe whatever the prevailing orthodoxy is, as we saw with anti-communism” during the 1950s McCarthy era.
83+ lawsuits challenge the HHS mandate, two are at the Supreme Court | Matt Bowman on “A Closer Look” with Sheila Liaugminas
Matt Bowman on Relevant Radio, “A Closer Look” with Sheila Liaugminas to discuss the Conestoga case. | MP3 audio 11:07 mins | Alliance Defending Freedom information page