303 Creative v. Elenis (U.S.C.A. 10th Circuit, 2020)

Separation of Church & State
Free Exercise of Religion
Discrimination

10th Circuit Court of Appeals ,

Separation of Church & State
Free Exercise of Religion
Discrimination

At issue in this case is a business that seeks a religious exemption from a state anti-discrimination law for the purpose of denying wedding-related services to LGBTQ couples. It, however, does not currently sell such services and there is no allegation that the business violated the law. ADL joined a legal brief filed by religious and civil rights organizations asserting that the business’ lawsuit is premature. Even if it was not, the requested exemption is not required by the Free Exercise Clause and is prohibited by the Establishment Clause.