You are here

Supreme court to hear First Amendment case soon

Supreme court to hear First Amendment case soon

Mike Huckabee, August 21, 2017

The Supreme Court will soon hear the case of a Christian grandmother whose florist business is being sued and fined into bankruptcy because she declined a job servicing a same-sex wedding. The lower court ruled that she violated the state’s law barring discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Two conservative groups have now filed an amicus brief on her behalf, arguing that she did not discriminate against gay customers – indeed, she had long provided flowers to one of the plaintiffs – but the government forcing her to participate in a ceremony that violates her personal religious beliefs constitutes “a frontal assault on liberties Americans have treasured for over 200 years.” It will be up to the SCOTUS to clarify whether a right they invented out of whole cloth trumps a right embedded in the First Amendment.