Anti-discrimination and Individual Liberties: Elane Photography v. Willock - Podcast
Civil Rights and Religious Liberties Practice Groups Podcast
September 11, 2013Ilya Shapiro, Christian Corrigan
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Anti-discrimination and Individual Liberties: Elane Photography v. Willock - MP3
Running Time: 0:59:27
On August 22, the New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in Elane Photography v. Willock that the First Amendment doesn't protect a photographer's right to decline to take pictures of a same-sex wedding ceremony against the requirements of the state's Human Rights Act, which forbids discriminating against people on the basis of sexual orientation. The case perfectly illustrates the tension between the ideals of non-discrimination and individual freedom. Join us as our expert discusses both sides of the issue.
- Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute
- Moderator: Christian Corrigan, Director of Publications, The Federalist Society