Court Majority Seems to Support Web Designer in Religious Liberty/LGBT Case

Conservative Supreme Court justices, who constitute a 5-4 majority, signaled their support Monday for a Colorado-based web designer who does not want to provide services for same-sex couples, The Hill reported.

During more than two hours of argument, conservative justices railed against lawyers defending Colorado’s current anti-discrimination measure, which prevents a religious exemption for those denying services to LGBT individuals.

Lorie Smith, the web designer in question, has claimed that First Amendment protections to religious liberty prevent her from needing to create sites for same-sex weddings. A ruling in her favor would likely render the Colorado law invalid.

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