Friday, August 23, 2013

FREEDOM - YAY ... Oops, nope ... turns out you'll do as the government tells you


The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that, by refusing to photograph a gay wedding, a photography studio violated the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NMHRA). 

The court found that Elane Photography’s refusal to serve Vanessa Willock violated the act, which “prohibits a public accommodation from refusing to offer its services to a person based on that person’s sexual orientation,” according to the ruling. More here:

So a private business says "no thanks" to conducting business with someone (for whatever reason) and the government says "nope, you'll do as we tell you."  Is that ok with you?  Does that sound like freedom or tyranny?

On the other hand, I don't feel like I'm getting the whole story here.   As seems more and more prevalent, there is an obvious fact being left out ... an elephant-in-the-room, so to speak.  And what ... we're all just supposed to ignore it and go ahead and discuss the story anyway?

I mean, I doubt the gay couple would want a hostile company taking pics of their wedding.  The product is too subjective.  Blurry pics ... poor framing ... etc etc etc.  Seems to me that nobody in their right mind would want to take a chance on that ... nor would they want someone who hates them actually taking pics at their wedding.

Oh well, I guess this just didn't occur to the genius jourrrrnalist.

Also, I love how the government people think they can fix hate with a supreme court ruling.

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