Pending Supreme Court Decision May Secure Religious Freedom Protection for Small Business Owners

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An upcoming case before the Supreme Court may secure religious freedom protection for multiple small business owners with current lawsuits in federal appeals courts, in addition to business owners impacted by similar laws in 22 other states, according to an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) lawyer.  Graphic designer Lorie Smith, plaintiff in the 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis case, is challenging a law that bars public accommodations from restricting services based on sexual orientation — the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA).  Smith’s belief that marriage is between one man and one woman is reflected through her wedding website designs, however, CADA requires the inclusion of same-sex marriages.  The Supreme Court’s opinion on her case will have a massive impact on multiple cases currently being litigated by ADF in lower courts.