CASEChelsey Nelson Photography v. Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government

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A Louisville, Kentucky, law forces a local photographer and blogger to use her artistic talents to promote same-sex wedding ceremonies if she photographs and blogs about weddings between one man and one woman. The law also forbids her and her studio from publicly explaining to clients and potential clients through her studio’s own website or social media sites the religious reasons why she only celebrates wedding ceremonies between one man and one woman.
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DOJ sides with artistic freedom of KY photographer, blogger

Religious Freedom

DOJ sides with artistic freedom of KY photographer, blogger

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jonathan Scruggs.

Feb 28, 2020 Read More

KY wedding photographer, blogger challenges censorship of her beliefs

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KY wedding photographer, blogger challenges censorship of her beliefs

Lawsuit challenges Louisville law forcing photographer to photograph, write in favor of same-sex weddings

Nov 20, 2019 Read More
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/chelsey-nelson-photography-v.-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government/chelsey-nelson-photography-v-ljcmg---united-states'-statement-of-interest.pdf?sfvrsn=a6b2af9f_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/chelsey-nelson-photography-v.-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government/chelsey-nelson-photography-v-ljcmg---amicus-brief---center-for-religious-express-and-the-family-foundation.pdf?sfvrsn=48190754_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/chelsey-nelson-photography-v.-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government/chelsey-nelson-photography-v-ljcmg---plaintiffs-response-to-defendants-motion-to-dismiss.pdf?sfvrsn=74a38c1f_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/chelsey-nelson-photography-v.-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government/chelsey-nelson-photography-v-ljcmg---plaintiffs-reply-in-support-of-their-preliminary-injunction-motion.pdf?sfvrsn=4137cef0_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/chelsey-nelson-photography-v.-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government/chelsey-nelson-photography-v-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government---brief-in-support-of-motion-for-preliminary-injunction.pdf?sfvrsn=53c59417_8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/chelsey-nelson-photography-v.-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government/chelsey-nelson-photography-v-louisville-jefferson-county-metro-government---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=c2589e33_6
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DOJ statement of interest Feb 27 2020
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Amicus brief - Center for Religious Express and The Family Foundation Feb 19 2020
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Plaintiffs’ response to defendants’ motion to dismiss Feb 13 2020
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Plaintiffs’ reply in support of their preliminary injunction motion Feb 13 2020
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Brief in support of motion for preliminary injunction Nov 19 2019
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Complaint Nov 19 2019

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