CASE303 Creative v. Elenis

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Summary
A Colorado law forces graphic designer Lorie Smith and her studio, 303 Creative, to use her artistic talents to promote same-sex ceremonies if she creates custom websites and graphics celebrating weddings between one man and one woman. The law also forbids her and her studio from publicly expressing the religious reasons she declines to do so, including her belief that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and why she can’t use her artistic talents to promote a same-sex marriage.
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/303-creative-v.-elenis/303-creative-v-elenis---district-court-decision.pdf?sfvrsn=4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/303-creative-v.-elenis/303-creative-v-elenis---summary-judgment-motion-and-memorandum.pdf?sfvrsn=4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/303-creative-v.-elenis/303-creative-v-elenis---motion-for-and-brief-in-support-of-preliminary-injunction.pdf?sfvrsn=6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/web-content-dev/docs/default-source/documents/case-documents/303-creative-v.-elenis/303-creative-v-elenis---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=6
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Trial Court
District court decision Sep 01 2017
Trial Court
Summary judgment motion and memorandum Feb 01 2017
Trial Court
Motion for and brief in support of preliminary injunction Sep 20 2016
Trial Court
Complaint Sep 20 2016

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