Liberties Union of New Mexico OPINION CHVEZ, Justice. 1 By enacting the New Mexico Human Ri ghts Act (NMHRA), NMSA 1978, 2811 to 13 (1969, as amended through 2007), the Legislature has made the policy decision to prohibit public accommodations from discriminating against people based on their sexual orientation. Elane PhotographyThe New Mexico Supreme Court ruled in a unanimous decision Thursday that a wedding photographer who refused to provide services to a samesex couple violated the states Human Rights Act. [W new mexico supreme court ruling on photographer
Aug 22, 2013 The trial court upheld the fine, as did the court ofappeals. The New Mexico Supreme Court has now affirmed the lowercourts, holdingthat Elane Photography is a public accommodation, and because they photographwedding ceremonies they cannot refuse a gaycommitment ceremony (even if it isnot a legal wedding).
Summary of the Legal Arguments. The court granted summary judgment to the defendant, and the photographer appealed again and lost in the court of appeals. Finally, the New Mexico Supreme Court affirmed summary judgment for Willock and against the photographer. The New Mexico Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against a photographer who claimed it was her religious right to refuse service to a samesex couple. Elane Photography has been a conservativenew mexico supreme court ruling on photographer The Supreme Court declined on Monday to consider whether a New Mexico photographer had a right to refuse service to a samesex couple who wanted her to record their commitment ceremony. Without
The New Mexico Supreme Court found that Elane Photography was a public accommodation subject to New Mexicos Human Rights Act. By way of background, a public accommodation in general is a commercial enterprise that provides goods or services to the public. new mexico supreme court ruling on photographer Supreme Court lets ruling stand on NM wedding photographer and samesex couple By Rob Nikolewski New Mexico Watchdog SANTA FE It looks like the samesex couple has won and the wedding The Supreme Court of New Mexico is located in the historic Supreme Court Building in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, at 237 Don Gaspar Avenue. The Court is situated alongside the Santa Fe River just north of the State Capitol and is one of the premier state capitol buildings listed on the federal, state, and local registries of historic buildings.