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Supreme Court debates same-sex couple discrimination case

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A Colorado web designer's case reached the Supreme Court, arguing that she should not be compelled by the state to design wedding websites for same-sex couples. NBC News' News Kelly O'Donnell has more details about the justices' questions and what they could indicate.
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The Supreme Court Could Chop Away at Anti-Discrimination Law Based on Literally Nothing

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The Supreme Court's phantom docket -the cases with phantasmal plaintiffs to help, entirely speculative wrongs to fix, or some combination thereof-returned in full force on Monday. The justices struggled with exactly what to do in 303 Creative v. Elenis, a case where social conservatives hope to limit anti-discrimination laws that currently protect LGBTQ Americans. Though the case raises a familiar constitutional question-one that the high court has touched on in the recent past-it does so in this instance while being almost entirely unmoored from any factual record or dispute. Plaintiff...
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Is the Supreme Court about to sanction discrimination against LGBTQ people?

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Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage and Colorado web designer 303 Creative that claims free speech protects her from making gay marriage sites could allow for LGBTQ discrimination.
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The Easy-to-Miss Twist That Makes SCOTUS' New Gay Rights Case So Strange

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A graphic designer refuses to make custom websites for same-sex weddings. Colorado says that's fine.
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Supreme Court justices spar in latest clash of religion and LGBTQ+ rights in Colorado

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The Supreme Court's conservative majority is sounding sympathetic to a Christian graphic artist who objects to designing wedding websites for gay couples.
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SCOTUS hears case arguing LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech violations

SCOTUS hears case arguing LGBTQ rights, freedom of speech violations

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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Supreme Court is tasked with deciding whether a wedding website designer is allowed to refuse to make websites for same-sex couples.
A crowd gathered outside the Supreme Court on Monday as the justices considered whether anti-discrimination laws violate the First Amendment.
“Colorado is trying to force me to create custom, unique artwork to promote ideas inconsistent with my faith and the core of who I am ,” website designer Lori Smith said.
Smith says Colorado would be violating her freedom of speech if it forces her to create websites for same-sex weddings and she's...
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Supreme Court hears case of Colorado wedding website aiming to refuse gay marriage work

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The Supreme Court is eyeing Colorado's law barring businesses from discriminating against gay, lesbian or transgender people in a free-speech challenge.
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