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New Mexico Ruling Could Affect Idaho

Prospects of resolving disputes over Add the Words and religious freedom in the marketplace may have gotten a little more difficult thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court. The court's refusal Monday to consider the appeal of an Albuquerque, N.M., photographer who declined to shoot a same-sex couple's commitment ceremony met with opposite responses. Advocates of adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the Idaho Human Rights Act hailed the move. "This reaffirms the fact that if someone is going to operate in the public marketplace, everyone has to play by the same rules, and that peoples' religious liberties are already protected," said Monica Hopkins of the ACLU/Dan Popkey, Idaho Statesman. More here.

Question: Should this decision have an impact on Idaho?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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