U.S. House Rep Lauren Boebert (R-CO) today celebrated a “huge victory for religious liberty” after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian website designer.
In a 6-3 ruling, the court decided that graphic artist Lorie Smith can refuse to design wedding websites for same-sex couples.
Smith had argued that a law that bars “discrimination” based on sexual orientation, race, gender, and other characteristics violates her free speech rights.
In a tweet celebrating the decision, Boebert declared, “Today is a HUGE victory for religious liberty. Glad to see the Supreme Court make the right call here!”
Boebert initially also shared an article on the news from the Denver Gazette that came via the Associated Press, which clearly showed that the author of the piece was dismayed by the news.
“The decision is also a retreat on gay rights for the court,” the article insisted.
In her dissent, which was joined by the other 2 liberal justices, Justice Sonya Sotomayor also expressed her dismay.
“Today, the Court, for the first time in its history, grants a business open to the public a constitutional right to refuse to serve members of a protected class,” Sotomayor lamented.
Justice Neil Gorsuch, however, wrote in the majority opinion for the conservative justices, “The First Amendment envisions the United States as a rich and complex place where all persons are free to think and speak as they wish, not as the government demands.”
Boebert later modified her tweet to instead include an article from the Epoch Times on the news.
Today is a HUGE victory for religious liberty. Glad to see the Supreme Court make the right call here! https://t.co/pDJuGpDx4T
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) June 30, 2023