No one should have to provide any service to any person for any reason.
My husband, a master musician, could be forced to play for a same-sex "marriage" ceremony. Since he doesn't play out anymore it's not likely to happen, but what about all the other musicians who hire out?
One of our local Catholic Churches has an openly and very active homosexual man who leads the band at the 10:00 am Mass. His "partner" and lover of 14 years is also in the band.
I wonder what would happen if someone tried to hire him for a anti-gay marriage event?
Want to make book on whether he would take the job? I didn't think so.
From USA Today:
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court declined Monday to decide if a New Mexico wedding photographer was within her rights when she refused to work at a same-sex ceremony.
The denial leaves standing a decision by the state's highest court that went against the photo studio -- although the local dispute has been long since rendered moot.
The case would have posed an important constitutional question with potentially sweeping implications: whether merchants whose products are inherently expressive must serve customers even when it conflicts with their beliefs.
That could include marketers, advertisers, publicists, website designers, writers, videographers and photographers -- and perhaps others.
With the gay marriage movement winning legal battles state by state, the case could have been one of the most important of the court's next term.
The case featured Elaine Huguenin and her husband Jonathan, whose Albuquerque photo studio informed Vanessa Willock and Misti Collinsworth in 2006 that it only worked "traditional weddings." read the rest