RBGG’s Sanford Jay Rosen and Thomas Nolan published an article in the Daily Journal on March 9, 2022, Case pits LBGTQ access to public accommodations against vendors’ First Amendment rights.
According to the article: “Against the backdrop of the LGBTQ equal rights legal movement over the last half century, 303 Creative LLC, v. Elenis, 6 F. 4th 1160 (10th Cir. 2021), which the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review, may appear to involve comparatively low stakes. No LGBTQ people are at risk of arrest, being frozen out of the political process, losing their job, or being denied the right to marry. 303 Creative is a pre-enforcement action challenging several provisions of Colorado’s civil rights enforcement scheme extending access to public accommodations to LGBTQ people. The case is about whether a specialized commercial website for celebrating peoples’ weddings ether may lawfully deny its services to LGBTQ people due to the vendor’s freedoms of speech and religion. The stakes actually are high on both sides.” Read more.