Fri. May 24th, 2024

A Web Designer is Free NOT TO DESIGN messages with which the designer disagrees

we dont have to design anything for the gays! God 1st!

A Colorado law would have forced web designer Lorie Smith and her studio, 303 Creative, to design and publish websites promoting messages that violate her religious beliefs.

303 Creative LLC v. Elenis – First Amendment

Summary

Lorie Smith is an artist who runs her own design studio, 303 Creative. She specializes in graphic and website design and loves to visually convey messages in every site she creates. Lorie started her own small business in 2012 so she could promote causes consistent with her beliefs and close to her heart, such as supporting children with disabilities, the beauty of marriage, overseas missions, animal shelters, and veterans. She was excited to expand her portfolio to create custom websites that celebrate marriage between a man and a woman, but Colorado made clear she wasn’t welcome in that space. A Colorado law censored what Lorie wanted to say and required her to create designs that violate her beliefs about marriage. Lorie works with people from all walks of life, including those who identify as LGBT. Lorie’s decisions about which projects to design are always based on what message she’s being asked to express, never who requests it. After realizing that Colorado was censoring her—and seeing Colorado use this same law to punish Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips—Lorie challenged the law to protect free speech.

Thankfully, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of free speech for all Americans, holding that Colorado cannot punish Lorie for creating art consistent with her beliefs. This is a win for all Americans because every American should be free to say what they believe without fear of government punishment. source