The Kentucky Supreme Court dismissed a discrimination claim Thursday against a print shop owner who refused to make a gay pride T-shirt because he said it was against his religious beliefs.
Two lower courts had ruled in favor of Lexingtonprint shop Hands-On Originals, which declined a T-shirt order fromLexingtons Gay and Lesbian Services Organization for the citys 2012 Gay Pride Festival.The design said Lexington Pride Festival on the front.
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The Kentuckyhigh court ruled that the organizationlacked the standing to make a claim against owner Blaine Adamsonbecause they were not the partydenied service. Rather, the individual who placed the order should have filed the complaint, since Lexingtons gay rights law was written to protect individuals.
While this result is no doubt disappointing to many interested in this case and its potential outcome, the fact that the wrong party filed the complaint makes the discrimination analysis almost impossible to conduct, including issues related to freedom of expression and religion, JusticeLaurance VanMeterwrote in the majority ruling, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.
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Adamson said after a hearing before the Supreme Court in August that the T-shirt he was asked to print goes against my conscience.
The Gay and Lesbian Services Organization originally filed a complaint with LexingtonsHuman Rights Commission, arguing Adamsonhad violated a city ordinance, barringdiscrimination based on sexual orientation in employment, housing and public accommodations. The commission ruled the company had violated theordinance and ordered Adamson to print the shirts and attend diversity training,
Adamsonappealed the decision --saying his actionswere protected under the First Amendment-- and wonrulings from the circuit court and state court of appeals.
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In a concurring opinion, Justice David Buckingham wrote that the Lexington Human Rights Commission had gone beyond its charge of preventing discrimination in public accommodation and instead attempt[ing]to compel Hands On to engage in expression with which it disagreed ...When expression is involved, whether a parade organizer, a newspaper or a t-shirt company, a publisher may discriminate on the basis of content, even if that content relates to a protected classification.
The ruling, which sidesteps civil rights and First Amendment issues, is similar to last years U.S. Supreme Court rulingsidingwith a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission had ruled against baker Jack Phillips, but the court said the commission was engaging in anti-religious bias in doing so.
However, thatruling also stopped short of deciding the broader issue of whether or not a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people on the basis of a business owners beliefs.B:
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