Elmira photographer suing NY for the artistic freedom to discriminate

Elmira photographer suing NY for the artistic freedom to discriminate

An Elmira photographer who specializes in wedding ceremony shots has filed a federal lawsuit against New York condition in excess of its anti-discrimination laws.

With the assistance of the Alliance Defending Liberty, an Arizona-based conservative Christian nonprofit advocacy group that defends spiritual flexibility, Emilee Carpenter submitted a match in U.S. District Court claiming the prerequisite — if she pictures weddings among a male and a girl she have to do similarly for same-sexual intercourse couples — violates her spiritual beliefs and constitutional rights.

Carpenter, a 2016 graduate of Mansfield College, owns Emilee Carpenter Images and said she’s gotten several requests from similar-intercourse partners to photograph their weddings.

She fears she will be penalized for not honoring those requests by condition businesses licensed to implement anti-discrimination laws.

All those penalties can include fines of up to $100,000, a revoked company license, and up to a yr in jail, in accordance to the Alliance Defending Freedom.