George Will: Tangled web of conflicti...

George Will: Tangled web of conflicting rights

There are 6 comments on the The Wave story from Sep 18, 2012, titled George Will: Tangled web of conflicting rights. In it, The Wave reports that:

Elaine Huguenin, who with her husband operates Elane Photography in New Mexico, asks only to be let alone.

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“WAY TO GO”

Since: Mar 11

IRELAND

#1 Sep 18, 2012
I can understand both sides of this issue, but here's my position on it......the Lesbian couple could have found another photographer to take the pictures of their commitment ceremony with a lot less stress......however, if the photographer does business in the public sector.....they can not pick and choose who they will provide services to and who they won't ESPECIALLY if the city or state has an anti-discrimination policy that includes Sexual Orientation.

How would a straight couple feel if I was offering a similar service like the photographer was and because of my beliefs, I purposely discriminated against them? Don't you believe for one bloody moment that they would not be offended and probably sue me......and people would be agreeing with them.........sorry, but one can not operate a PUBLIC service and then decide who they will serve........DISCRIMINATION IS WRONG and it needs to be dealt with.

Since: Mar 09

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#2 Sep 19, 2012
I take the jobs I want ... for whatever reason, or none.
SPEEDIEG

Atlanta, GA

#3 Sep 19, 2012
I simply do not see how taking pictures violates her religion. She is running a business, period. I don't like Republicans, or Christians but I do not discriminate against them in my business. I serve them to the best of my ability. That is what we should all do.
disgusted american

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Sep 19, 2012
ahh religion - an excuse to NOT use critical thinking,and an excuse to be a bigot....amen

“Equality First”

Since: Jan 09

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#5 Sep 19, 2012
George Will and the photographer are wrong. There is no tangled rights problem here. You have a right to your religion, but you do not have the right to use that religion to discriminate, based on well-established law in the U.S.

Since: Mar 09

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#6 Sep 19, 2012
SPEEDIEG wrote:
I simply do not see how taking pictures violates her religion. She is running a business, period. I don't like Republicans, or Christians but I do not discriminate against them in my business. I serve them to the best of my ability. That is what we should all do.
Well then, THAT is your religion.

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