Skip to main content
Hero Image

Chris Herring Photography v. Herring

Court: Trial Court

Status: Active

Last Updated: 7/14/2020



Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys represent Chris Herring, a Virginia adventure and wedding photographer and blogger, who is challenging a new state law that forces him to use his artistic talents to promote same-sex weddings in his photographs and blogs if he photographs and blogs about weddings between one man and one woman.

The new law threatens initial fines of up to $50,000 and then $100,000 per additional violation along with court orders that could force Herring to create photographs and blogs against his conscience if he wants to stay in business.

Learn More

Legal Documents



Jonathan Scruggs

Senior Counsel, Director of the Center for Conscience Initiatives

Jonathan Scruggs serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Conscience Initiatives with Alliance Defending Freedom.

Additional Resources


One-page summary

Backgrounder: What are "pre-enforcement challenges"?


Donate to help ADF defend people like you.

Make a Donation

Join our Newsletter and always stay up to date.

Join Now