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New Mexico photographer loses
gay marriage case

Desert News, by Eric Schulzke

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Posted By:jackson, 8/23/2013 8:56:57 AM

A commercial photography business owned by opponents of same-sex marriage violated New Mexico´s anti-discrimination law by refusing to take pictures of a gay couple´s commitment ceremony, the state´s highest court ruled unanimously Thursday. Elaine Huguenin, who owns Elane Photography with her husband and is the business´s principal photographer, refused to photograph the ceremony because it violated her religious beliefs. The court held that "a commercial photography business that offers its services to the public, thereby increasing its visibility to potential clients" is bound by the New Mexico Human Rights Act "and must serve same-sex couples on the same basis that

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The answer to my morally lazy friends who have been saying about gay marriage "What difference does it make." Next, outlawing Mothers and Fathers Day, safe-sodomy as required in "health" class for students, hate laws for churches that won´t perform "marriages. Mark my words.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rotten In Denmark, 8/23/2013 9:08:24 AM     (No. 9487399)

Ok, take rotten pictures, just enough to show you DON´t care, sri Hallmark.

Why not get some rump-ranger photog and capture that oh-so-spatial moment of an unholy sodomist ceremony!



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 8/23/2013 9:10:29 AM     (No. 9487404)

This is so wrong. I hope they do pursue their case to the Supreme Court. Pray for a good outcome as it affects all who profess to be believers.

It also affects the well-being of those who are not believers, but many are too blind to realize that a government that tries to force Christians to go against their faith will eventually find themselves being vulnerable to the same enslavement of their lives.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jhpeters2, 8/23/2013 9:12:05 AM     (No. 9487406)

This establishment reserves the right to refuse service to anyone. Well, has that gone the way of the dinosaur?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bugboy, 8/23/2013 9:13:32 AM     (No. 9487409)

In NM a business cannot refuse service to a gay couple, even if they find their life style offensive, but they can to someone not wearing a shirt?

Or, with this ruling, can someone come into a restaurant naked and be served? Is it not their right to be naked?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bamapreacher, 8/23/2013 9:16:03 AM     (No. 9487418)

The "couple" found another photographer for their "wedding," therefore their lawsuit is only for revenge. Gays are becoming so vicious that they are going to do everything they can to destroy people who disagree with them, with their celebrity supporters cheering them on every step of the way. Someday enough will be enough and it will end badly for them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: SxS, 8/23/2013 9:17:51 AM     (No. 9487422)

Does this mean I can force a company that doesn´t allow weapons on their property to serve or sell to me because I am exercising my constitutionally protected right to carry a firearm? This would seem to me to be the same type of discrimination.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: John c, 8/23/2013 9:18:06 AM     (No. 9487423)

Another reason for Mark Levin´s amendments.
Disgraceful decision!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Michaelus, 8/23/2013 9:22:20 AM     (No. 9487429)

Sorry folks but this law will be upheld by the SCOTUS also. The homosexuals just added themselves to the already well established laws prohibiting people from refusing to let blacks eat at restaurants or rent certain apartments etc. Note the law also covers something they call "gender identity" - which means pretending you are the opposite sex.

And taking bad photos would also have resulted in a lawsuit. It is hard for normal people to realize how far gone we actually are.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Newtsche, 8/23/2013 9:23:10 AM     (No. 9487431)

Oops, "accidentally" left the lens cap on, sorry...

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cgood, 8/23/2013 9:23:36 AM     (No. 9487433)

Kiss pizza delivery goodbye. If companies can´t refuse to send their employees to dangerous neighborhoods, their only choice will be to stop offering the service to anyone.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/23/2013 9:25:38 AM     (No. 9487438)

The state court simply doesn´t wish to be bothered and is telling them to take it to the Supremes.

There are solutions. It´s against the rules here to discuss that sort of thing so we won´t, but when you run out of honest government ......

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 8/23/2013 9:32:46 AM     (No. 9487455)

Then why can vendors not drag customers in off the street and force them to spend their money ? If you choose not to enter my store is that not discriminatory ? Once the goober-stazi gets involved there is no end to the evil foolishness. Why is the party with products or services required to be magnanimous while the customer is not ?
When did this become the gobbermint´s business ?

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 8/23/2013 9:33:57 AM     (No. 9487458)

We no longer have freedom of religion

The Religious exemption in Obamacare means nothing.

Catholic hospitals in Wisconsin were told they must preform abortions if they receive federal funds to care for the poor.

NOTE
Yet they don´t force Muslims or Jews to eat pork or wear pigskin products.



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Reply 14 - Posted by: curious1, 8/23/2013 9:34:05 AM     (No. 9487459)

Yet another in the pile of examples about ´elections have consequences´.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Keekng, 8/23/2013 9:35:54 AM     (No. 9487464)

If the photographer was a Muslim, the court would have ruled differently.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ocjim, 8/23/2013 9:43:15 AM     (No. 9487487)

Outrageous and at the same time no surprise.
We always knew the gays were just trying to get enough of a toe hold on the system to really start whaling on all aspects of American life and freedoms. Get ready for more --- much more! --- of this kind of thing.

And agree with OP. All of these things will be commonplace in the not too distant future. It´s obviously reached the tipping point. The sad thing is that when the law is diametrically opposed to the morals of a large part of the nation, it´s the law that loses stature and respect. Loss of respect from some of its formerly most fervent believers, as it turns out. Ironic, ain´t it?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: envirodude, 8/23/2013 9:43:45 AM     (No. 9487489)

I guess if the groom/groom and guests start to have an orgy, the photographer will have to comply?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/23/2013 9:44:43 AM     (No. 9487491)

The Protected Class includes everyone BUT Caucasian Christians. There´s a lawsuit in there somewhere. We just need a smart-cookie lawyer to figure it out and file it.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: M2, 8/23/2013 9:49:26 AM     (No. 9487499)

The sound you hear is another nail in the coffin of free speech and religious freedom.

This case should go all the way to the top and I hope the ACLJ will jump on it.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: chillijilli, 8/23/2013 9:57:54 AM     (No. 9487514)

#5, you are right. Very vocal. Last year I sat on a jury for an "indecent exposure" trial that had taken 2.5 yrs to work it´s way through the court system. A gay couple brought suit against a neighbor for allegedly exposing himself to them. The real story was that the gay couple had been photographing the neighbors KIDS (from THEIR OWN property) for the past year and refused to stop. The neighbor got a restraining order, but the gay guys continued to photograph the children and now the wife from afar. One day, the neighbor waited until one of the guys went down to their adjoining mailboxes and said, "You want to photograph something so badly, how about THIS?"...and he dropped his drawers and mooned the gay guy---allegedly causing irreparable damage to the gay man. The gay partner was videoing the incident from afar.
The judge explained the AZ definition of "indecent exposure" to the jury and we had to sort thru pics to see whether the neighbor´s butt crack was showing or not. I am completely serious.
Yes, #5. They are getting very vocal indeed.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: BeatleJeff, 8/23/2013 10:04:44 AM     (No. 9487524)

Atlas is warming up for the Grand Finale ...

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Howard Adams, 8/23/2013 10:06:32 AM     (No. 9487525)

As #15 said.

The next test case should be for a gay couple to find a Muslim phoographer.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: mitzi, 8/23/2013 10:06:43 AM     (No. 9487527)

Forcing you to perform work you don´t want to do ... isn´t that usually called slavery?

Slave: a person under the domination of some influence or person.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Old Army Vet, 8/23/2013 10:09:20 AM     (No. 9487536)

Chip, Chip, Chip away at our personnel freedom. Exactly the way that zippy and the boys want it. This country is going down the hole just like that sinkhole swallowed up the trees in Louisiana did.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Philly_Patriot, 8/23/2013 10:14:15 AM     (No. 9487544)

Do New Mexico Supreme Court Judges come up for RETENTION Votes?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SnowQueen, 8/23/2013 10:17:27 AM     (No. 9487551)

Why would any business owner have to give a specific reason when they decline a job? "I´m sorry, but I´m already booked that day," should be reason enough. So what if they´re booked cleaning their shop, or doing laundry at home, or eating a hamburger? Those who say they decline for moral reasons are just being foolish.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: provide, 8/23/2013 10:19:41 AM     (No. 9487556)

Move to another state or drop people from the commercial line. "Sorry, we only photograph products and pets."

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Reply 28 - Posted by: BarryNo, 8/23/2013 10:24:48 AM     (No. 9487567)

What about HIS rights? He isn´t a government entity. He may not be forced against his beliefs. Tyranny at work.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: SouthSanAntonio, 8/23/2013 10:33:55 AM     (No. 9487593)

First they came for the wedding photographers, but I didn´t say anything because I´m not a wedding photographer.

Then they came for the caterers, but I didn´t say anything because I´m not a caterer.

Then they came for the ministers and priests...

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Wakeupcall, 8/23/2013 10:51:57 AM     (No. 9487620)

Through laws created by man to force evil upon everyone. The children of Cain the son of Satan that must be at least one half the population of the world are busy turning all against God our Father. Satan´s whole plan is to show God that he Satan can turn all His creations into following him Satan.

It was Kenites the children of Cain who were the priests in the temple and condemned Jesus for teaching truth. There was not one Levitical priest in the priesthood in the time of Jesus.

2 Timothy 3:12-13
New International Version (NIV)
12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,

13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: kennedylaw, 8/23/2013 10:53:00 AM     (No. 9487626)

I strongly recommend that anyone doing business in New Mexico sell everything and move to Texas.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: hoosiergirl71, 8/23/2013 10:59:00 AM     (No. 9487639)

The liberal court system, a system meant to deal out justice, has become the arbiter of every aspect of our lives? A tiny population of sexual perverts is leading this nation around by the nose? Start looking up, Jesus is coming soon!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 8/23/2013 11:05:49 AM     (No. 9487645)

Only if they are TEA Party Conservatives, #31. We´ve had a huge influx of fleeing Leftist Californians, and we don´t need any more of that type from any state. The Leftists flee, and when they get here, they forget why they fled. They land in Austin --Berkeley On The Colorado, and have the mistaken idea that all of Texas is weird. The minute they arrive, they start trying to turn Texas into the same sewer they just fled from. Which goes to prove, Leftism really is a mental disease.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: cjjeepercreeper, 8/23/2013 11:15:20 AM     (No. 9487668)

Remember folks, they were wanting her to take pictures of their MARRIAGE CEREMONY. If they just wanted a portrait done, that is one thing. But forcing her to take pictures of the marriage is a direct violation of her constitutional rights to freedom of religious expression. I get the willies just thinking about taking pictures of a gay marriage, all that I would be able to see in my mind would be the "honeymoon" and the "consummation" of the marriage. Ick.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: bigfatslob, 8/23/2013 11:29:40 AM     (No. 9487686)

Tell them you are ´muslim´ and don´t do gay anything. That´ll shut the sodomites up and find someone else. Muslims are a very special cult/religion and catered to more than gays or blacks.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: scott5js, 8/23/2013 11:31:34 AM     (No. 9487694)

Your freedom of religion ends where your customers´ freedom begins.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 8/23/2013 11:37:50 AM     (No. 9487704)

You folks are all overlooking the statute used to decide this. The court decided to treat this privately owned business the same as they would treat a publicly accessed business like a mall or grocery store.

Just more of the Obama ´you didn´t build this´ nonsense.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: just another nerd, 8/23/2013 2:46:11 PM     (No. 9488006)

Can you add Gay Weddings to your price list and just charge $10,000?
Christian Wedding: $65/hr
Jewish Wedding: $65/hr
Muslim Wedding: $85/hr
Gay Wedding: $5000/hr



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Reply 40 - Posted by: StuartL, 8/24/2013 4:51:47 AM     (No. 9488748)

#36 -- That assertion applies to Mohammedans too, right?

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A rapid shift to wind and solar power is needed if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, the United Nations warns in a crucial report today. Emissions of greenhouse gases need to be cut by up to 70 per cent before 2050 to control climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says. ‘Large-scale changes in energy systems’ are required, with coal power stations to be switched off and replaced by wind and solar. And the transformation needs to be made in the next 15 years or controlling climate change will become increasingly harder and more expensive. The report was published

Chelsea Clinton no longer
ruling out politics

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The Hill (Washington DC), by Judy Katz    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/14/2014 11:57:36 AM     Post Reply
Chelsea Clinton says when people ask her these days whether she wants to go into politics, her answer isn’t an automatic “no.” The 34-year-old former first daughter told Fast Company in an interview published Monday, “for so long the answer was just a visceral no. Not because I had made any conscientious, deliberate decision, but since people had been asking for as long as literally I could remember, it was no." Now, the only child of former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton explains, "I live in a city and a state and a country where I

Glaring limits of the Civil Rights
Act: We need to redistribute wealth

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Salon Magazine, by Matt Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/14/2014 7:20:41 PM     Post Reply
Although the Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation which just reached its 50th anniversary, made great strides in desegregating the economy, economic discrimination is still widespread, and anti-discrimination legislation alone can never rectify the economic damage inflicted upon blacks by slavery and our Jim Crow apartheid regime. The Civil Rights Act was a mild reform, all things considered, but one conservatives fought with vigor and one many conservatives are still bitter about to this day. When the Civil Rights Act passed in 1964, the primary purpose was to root out discrimination in public accommodations (like hotels and movie theaters)

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K

Obama taps gay bishop to wrap Easter
Prayer Breakfast with invocation

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: jackson- 4/15/2014 9:25:28 AM     Post Reply
When President Obama needed a preacher to fulfill the closing prayer duties at the annual White House Easter Prayer Breakfast, he turned to none other than the Episcopal Church’s first openly gay bishop — who said he was as shocked as anyone at the appointment. The Right Rev. Gene Robinson said in a tweet, accompanied by a photo of Mr. Obama behind a podium at the event: “POTUS ‘preaches’ at the Easter prayer breakfast. Then, out of the blue, asks ME to close with prayer. OMG!” Newsmax said he also emphasized that the words he chose to close the breakfast

Obama Selects First Openly Gay
Episcopal Bishop to Lead Easter Prayer

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Mediaite, by Andrew Kirell    Original Article
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President Obama pulled a surprise move Monday at the White House’s Easter Prayer Breakfast when he selected Gene Robinson to lead the closing prayer. Robinson is famously known as the first openly gay Episcopal bishop. Talking Points Memo’s Tom Kludt spotted the following tweet from Robinson, who was in attendance: (Tweet) Robinson, 66, became diocesan bishop of New Hampshire in March 2004. He retired in January 2013 and is currently a senior fellow at the progressive

Developing: Russian fighter jet buzzes
U.S. Navy destroyer in Black Sea

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Associated Press, by Lolita C. Baldor    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/14/2014 12:49:12 PM     Post Reply
A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, a U.S. military official said Monday. In the first public account of the incident, the official said the Russian Fencer flew within 1,000 yards of the USS Donald Cook, a Navy destroyer, at about 500 feet above sea level. Ship commanders considered the actions provocative and inconsistent with international agreements, prompting the ship to issue several radio queries and warnings. The fighter appeared to be unarmed and never was in danger of


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