Court Order Rejects LGBTQ Demands in Colorado

FREE SPEECH - Website Designers Need Not Design For Same-Sex Wedding
 
WASHINGTON - March 29, 2024 - PRLog -- After having won in the U.S. Supreme Court, a web site designer, who for religious reasons did not want to design a same-sex site, has received a full-throated court order (https://storage.courtlistener.com/recap/gov.uscourts.cod.165816/gov.uscourts.cod.165816.125.0.pdf) upholding his First Amendment right to be protected against compelled speech.

Chief Judge Philip Brimmer (D. Colo.) has rendered a final order in a case which the Supreme Court's had remanded to the Tenth Circuit, which in turn was remanded to district court.  It reads in part as follows:

"ORDERED that the First Amendment's Free Speech Clause prohibits Colorado from enforcing the Accommodation Clause of Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act ("CADA"), Colo. Rev. Stat. ┬ž 24-34-601(2)(a)), to compel plaintiffs to create custom websites celebrating or depicting same-sex weddings or otherwise create or depict original, expressive, graphic or website designs inconsistent with her beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. It is further"

"ORDERED that the First Amendment's Free Speech Clause prohibits Colorado from enforcing CADA's Communication Clause to prevent plaintiffs from posting the following statement on her website or from making materially similar statements on her website and directly to prospective clients"

The order, issued Tuesday, was hailed by public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who had written about precedent-setting Supreme Court decision upon which this new order his based.  The following from the Vermont Daily Chronicle (https://vermontdailychronicle.com/banzhaf-both-rights-pro...), which provides background, is what he wrote at the time:

JOHN F. BANZHAF III, B.S.E.E., J.D., Sc.D.
Professor of Public Interest Law
George Washington University Law School,
FAMRI Dr. William Cahan Distinguished Professor,
Fellow, World Technology Network,
Founder, Action on Smoking and Health (ASH),
2000 H Street, NW, Wash, DC 20052, USA
(202) 994-7229 // (703) 527-8418
http://banzhaf.net/  jbanzhaf3ATgmail.com  @profbanzhaf

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