Zionica.com Organized homosexuality has prevailed again, this time with the help of a court in New Mexico. It has told a Christian photographer that she trespassed state law when she refused to photograph two lesbians at their â€œcommitment ceremony.â€
Judge Timothy Garcia of the stateâ€™s court of appeals upheld a ruling by New Mexicoâ€™s Civil Rights Commission that fined the owners of Elane Photography nearly $7,000 for its refusal to accept business from the two women.
Garciaâ€™s ruling essentially says that â€œgay rightsâ€ trump the religious rights of every employer and business in the state.
The trouble began for Elaine and John Huguenin, owners of Elaneâ€™s Photography, in 2008 when Vanessa Willock inquired about hiring Mrs. Huguenin to photograph her â€œcommitment ceremonyâ€ to her lesbian partner. New Mexico does not allow homosexual marriage.
As the court described it, Huguenin was civil in her answer: â€œElane Photography quickly responded, thanking Willock for her interest but explaining that Elane Photography photographs â€˜traditional weddings,â€™ â€ the court wrote.
Unsure what Elane Photography meant by â€œtraditional weddings,â€ Willock sent a second email asking Elane Photography to clarify whether it â€œdoes not offer [its] photography services to same-sex couples.â€ Elane Photography responded affirmatively, stating, â€œ[y]es, you are correct in saying we do not photograph same-sex weddings,â€ and again thanked Willock for her interest in Elane Photography.
Of course, Willock knew exactly what Mrs. Huguenin meant by â€œtraditional weddings,â€ so the angry woman then, apparently, importuned her lesbian partner to set the photographer up for the discrimination claim.