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Law Forces Photographers to Work Same-Sex Weddings

April 21, 2014 • Editorial

Thank goodness our semi-free market provides so much choice. A decision by the Supreme Court on April 7 forcing photographers to work at same-sex weddings, reminds us why freedom requires virtuous behavior.

 

Though preacher Fred Phelps died, his Westboro Baptist church lives on with protests that shout hateful and frightening words about gays.
Suppose two vitriolic Westboro parishioners plan a wedding at their church. They try to contract with a gay photographer who doesn’t want the job.
Some might think freedom of association, as long upheld by court interpretations of the Constitution, would protect the photographer in declining to spend a day earning money from people with values that offend him. Furthermore, rejection of the contract could be seen as expression protected by the Login to read more

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