Skip to comments.Christian Prosecuted: Refused to Photograph Homosexual ‘Commitment Ceremony’
Posted on 03/11/2008 1:00:09 PM PDT by No Dems 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. As a Christian, Elaine Huguenin is against efforts to legitimize same-sex marriage.
So, when the Albuquerque photographer was asked via e-mail in September 2006 to photograph a commitment ceremony for two women, Huguenin declined. That was the end of the matter, she thought.
But Huguenin didnt take into account New Mexicos anti-discrimination laws. Instead of hiring another photographer, one of the lesbians, Vanessa Willock, filed a civil complaint against Huguenins company, Elane Photography.
Now, in one of the first cases of its kind in the state, a three-member tribunal of New Mexicos Human Rights Commission is considering the complaint brought forward by New Mexicos Human Rights Bureau, operated by the Labor Relations Division of the states Department of Workforce Solutions.
The tribunal will decide whether Huguenin should pay actual and punitive damages to Willock because of her decision not to take pictures of the homosexual ceremony.
Established in 1969 by the New Mexico Legislature to enforce state law preventing discrimination based on race and gender in employment, housing and public accommodation, the human rights commission is taking its first steps to incorporate a 2006 expansion of the act to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
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There ARE cases of discrimination. There are restrictions on the BASIS of that discrimination. There are some who are trying to add sexual fetishes to the list of race, creed, color, and handicap. Political affiliation is NOT protected. Neither is State of origin.
Think on a smaller more common scale than that, churches will be required to perform same sex ceremonies that make a mockery of the religious.
The sin of the sodomite will be celebrated within the church. Sodom and Gomorrah was just a myth you see.
“I’m unclear on your request.”
Only because you haven’t seen me in the nude.
And you don’t want to.
If Halle volunteered to do the painting, I would be the one with clothes on.
How few clothes I could get Halle to wear would be the challenge, but... worth it.
As another poster stated...It was a setup.
is turnabout fair play?
Hire a Gay photographer to cover a series of church services about the evils of Homosexuality.
And don’t forget to hire the black photographer to cover a Klan Rally. A female photographer for the Men’s Rights rally and a member of the Arryan Nation to photograph the NAACP convention.
Smart photographers find other reasons to turn down the project.
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