The Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday that two Christians who own an art studio were not required to design invitations for a gay wedding against their religious beliefs.
Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, the owners of Brush & Nib Studio, were happy for the 4-3 ruling that reversed a lower court ruling in favor of Phoenix’s anti-discrimination ordinance.
“We do serve everybody and love everybody but it’s just certain messages that we cannot promote in our business because of our faith,” Koski said.
Kristin Waggoner of the Alliance Defending Freedom said that a Democratic speechwriter should not be forced to write for a Republican and an LGBT filmmaker shouldn’t have to make films that contradict their beliefs. “So it’s a broad win that extends to everybody,” she said.
Lawyers for the city of Phoenix are looking to appeal the ruling, and the mayor said the ordinance is still in effect.
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