The photos the government compels you to make
Some time back I wrote about the photos not to take. That post, and the followups to it, are still among the most read posts on this blog.
Yesterday, I read about an artist being penalized for refusing to make art for hire, based on her religious convictions.
The short version of the story is that a lesbian couple approached Elane Hugenin, a wedding photographer, wanting her to photograph their same-sex commitment ceremony. Elane refused. Vanessa WIllock filed a complaint with the New Mexico Human Rights Commission. The NM Human Rights Commision found agaist Elane, and she’s been fined
There are interesting issues here. An interesting summary of the legal issues can be found here. It’s worth reading. I’ve spent much of the last day and a half (including essentially ALL of the time I’ve spent this morning pressure washing the patio) pondering how best to weigh and care for the compelling interests of the parties involved. While I haven’t changed my mind, there’s a lot there than I thought at first.