As I see it, this is quite similar to slavery. Do as I tell you to do because I am your Master, is the subtext here.
A free man or woman can choose who they associate with or do business with. A slave can’t, they MUST do as their master tells them to do.
And this is not about the money the couple is willing to spend. This is about FORCING someone who disagrees with them to do as they tell him to, whether he/she wants to do so. And if that is not a type of Slavery then What is it?
We have to be careful about saying someone doesn’t have the right to refuse business.
I’m a freelance writer, among other things. I’ve been asked to write copy for adult products and synthetic marijuana. I’ve refused. Was offered a higher pay rate. I refused, citing my religious beliefs. They found someone else to write it. Given rulings like this, do I lose the right to refuse work?