Christian printer case moves forward
by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/13/19, 01:00 pm
Blaine Adamson is headed to the Kentucky Supreme Court to defend his right to decline to print T-shirts for a gay pride festival in Lexington, Ky. The festival happened in 2012. Court arguments are scheduled for Aug. 23.
What happened? Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization complained to the city’s human rights commission after Adamson refused the shirt order due to his Christian beliefs. The commission found his company, Hands On Originals, guilty of discrimination. A lengthy appeals process has followed, and a state appeals court ruled in Adamson’s favor in 2017. The commission appealed to the state Supreme Court.
Dig deeper: Read WORLD national editor Jamie Dean’s reporting on the case from 2015. A lot has happened since 2012 that could affect the outcome of the case, including the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
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Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.