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Elaine Huguenin

Elaine Huguenin

Vanessa Willock, who requested the pho­tog­ra­phy, is an Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tive with the Uni­ver­sity of New Mexico.

Huguenin had argued that they were not opposed to pho­tograph­ing gay cus­tomers but that their Chris­t­ian beliefs pre­vented them from doing so in a way that would endorse same-sex marriage.

Vanessa Willock

Vanessa Willock

This case will likely be appealed to the United States Supreme Court. As of this writ­ing, the state of New Mex­ico does not rec­og­nize same-sex marriages.

Pub­lic opin­ion appears to side with Huguenin, as a Ras­mussen poll

The Deci­sion in Elane Pho­tog­ra­phy v. Willock is avail­able here: http://​www​.nmcom​p​comm​.us/​n​m​c​a​s​e​s​/​n​m​s​c​/​s​l​i​p​s​/​S​C​3​3​,​6​8​7​.​pdf

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After post­ing this, Jason Hines blogged about the case at http://​the​hi​ne​sight​.blogspot​.com/​2​0​1​3​/​0​8​/​a​l​m​o​s​t​.​h​tml  He dis­agrees with my con­clu­sion that favors the right of a pho­tog­ra­pher not to be com­pelled to pro­duce art­work that vio­lates her con­science, and argues in favor of the deci­sion of the New Mex­ico Supreme Court on moral and spir­i­tual grounds.  What do you think?  - Michael Peabody

 

 

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