'Sham' website customer likely didn't affect Supreme Court ruling on same-sex weddings, experts say

Posted on AllSides July 5th, 2023
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The Supreme Court’s recent ruling in favor of an evangelical Christian web designer who refused to work on same-sex weddings didn't hinge on what now appears to have been a request from a fake customer, legal experts said Monday.

In a case that wound up dealing a setback to LGBTQ rights, the focus on the potential customer first arose after web designer Lorie Smith said in a previous court filing that someone named Stewart had reached out to her in 2016 about putting together a website for his marriage to...

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