In response to the recent Supreme Court verdict, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas was quick to share his views. The ruling, favoring Christian graphic artist Lorie Smith, allows her the right to deny services to same-sex couples for designing wedding websites.

The court, in a 6-3 decision, sided with Smith, despite a Colorado law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, race, gender, and other traits. Smith maintained that the law infringes on her freedom of speech.

Cruz wrote:

“The Supreme Court has accurately determined today that Colorado’s state law unfairly impinges on the basic First Amendment rights of business owners.”

“Before today’s ruling, the state of Colorado wanted to compel the speech of Christian artists and business owners who declined to use their God-given talents to celebrate views that run contrary to what their faith teaches. This law wasn’t just a threat to Christians either.

“Should a Muslim artist be compelled by the government to draw the image of Muhammed? Should Jewish artists be forced to create art that is antisemitic? No, absolutely not. The Supreme Court’s decision in this case is a victory for the First Amendment not just in Colorado, but all across the United States.”

The court, in a 6-3 decision, sided with Smith, despite a Colorado law prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, race, gender, and other traits. Smith maintained that the law infringes on her freedom of speech.

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