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In 303 Creative, LLC v. Elenis, (D CO, Sept. 1, 2017), a website designer challenged the constitutionality of two anti-discrimination provisions of Colorado law that protect, in part, against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.  One provision prohibits any place of public accommodation from withholding services on the basis of sexual orientation.  The second prohibits publishing of any communication that indicates services will be withheld on the basis of sexual orientation.  Plaintiff wants to promote and create wedding websites, but, because of her religious beliefs, not for same-sex couples. A Colorado federal district court held that plaintiff has standing to challenge the prohibition on publishing discriminatory communications since she plans to post a statement indicating that she will not create websites that violate her religious beliefs. However she does not have standing to challenge the ban on withholding services because a number of steps would need to occur before any enforcement of that provision against her would become likely.  The court also postponed any ruling on the merits pending the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on a similar issue in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. ADF issued a press release announcing the decision.

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