303 Creative v. Elenis

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 303 Creative v. Elenis, a case that stands to upend over fifty years of nondiscrimination law.

The case involves a Colorado web design company that claims it has a free speech right to deny services to customers based on its owner’s religious beliefs. In particular, the owner seeks to turn away same-sex couples requesting a wedding website. As the Law, Rights, and Religion Project wrote in the amicus brief for the case, a ruling for the business would have a devastating impact on religious minorities, and would inhibit far more religious speech and exercise than it ostensibly protects.

The amicus brief, co-authored with Muslim Advocates and Hogan Lovells, was filed on behalf of 30 faith and civil rights groups, including the Secular Student Alliance.

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