By: Paul Goldberg, Staff Writer
LEXINGTON, KY — The Kentucky Supreme Court is set to hear a case regarding a company’s refusal to print T-shirts for a gay-pride festival due to their religious beliefs.
The case hasn’t capture nationwide media coverage however reports are starting too come in that the Kentucky’s highest court had issued an order in October stating that the court would hear the case.
The case originally started when the Lexington’s Gay and Lesbian Services Organization tried to order T-shirts for the city’s 2012 Gay Pride Festival. The owner of Hands On Originals, Blaine Adamson, refused the order, citing his Christian beliefs.
The Lexington Human Rights Commission ruled that the company violated the city’s fairness ordinance, which outlaws discrimination based on sexual orientation. The company then appealed to the Fayette Circuit Court, which ruled in its favor. The appeals court affirmed the lower court’s decision. A date for when the case will be heard has yet to be scheduled.
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