Lawsuits Are An Alternative To Christian Nationalism

Virginia state officials agreed to settle a lawsuit with a Christian wedding photographer after he refused to use his business to celebrate same-sex marriage, according to a press release.

Bob Updegrove filed a lawsuit against then-Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring in September 2020 after a state law required him to affirm same-sex marriage in his photography business, according to court documents.

Alliance Defending Freedom, the nonprofit public interest law firm representing Updegrove, announced Monday that the state had agreed to settle, following the recent Supreme Court decision in 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, which determined that the government cannot compel a business owner’s speech.

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Kate Anderson | “Christian Wedding Photographer Who Refused to Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Wins Settlement” | November 6, 2023


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