By BJC Staff Reports

The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a controversial case involving a New Mexico photography company’s right to refuse to photograph same-sex weddings because of religious belief.

On April 7, the Court declined to review Elane Photography v. Willock. That leaves the lower court ruling in place, which said the refusal violated New Mexico’s civil rights laws. Those laws require a commercial photography business to serve same-sex couples as it would opposite-sex couples; the court found no exception for expressive professions.

From the April 2014 Report from the Capital. Click here for the next article.