Kentucky Supreme Court will hear Gay Pride t-shirt case after refusal
The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case regarding a t-shirt company refusing to print t-shirts for a Pride festival due to their religious beliefs.
The company, named Hands On Originals, refused the an order from Kentucky’s gay Pride back in 2012.
Blaine Adamson, the owner of the company, said that he would not be able to complete the order, citing his Christianity.
According to news outlets in the state, the order to hear the case was issued last month.
The Lexington Human Rights Commission ruled that the company violated the city’s fairness ordinance, which outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The company appealed to the Fayette Circuit Court, which ruled in its favour, but a date the hear the case has not yet been set.
Kentucky has been home to a series of contentious LGBT rights disputes over the past few years.
It’s most famous case saw County Clerk Kim Davis arrested for refusing to issue marriage licenses.
The infamous County Clerk refused to ratify the documents to allow gay couples to marry.
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Davis said that she will be re-running for her position as County Clerk, which has not been under electoral dispute since the battle.
However, her competitor, David Ermold, will be bringing both his personal passion and politics to the table.
The Democrat competitor is running against Davis to take over her post after she denied him and his husband-to be a marriage licence.
“I have an obligation here, really, to do this and to set things right,” Ermold told The Associated Press about his decision to run for the position.
“I don’t think the other candidates are looking at a larger message.”