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Blaine Adamson wins at Kentucky Supreme Court

10/31/19 Today, 10/31/19, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of Blaine Adamson of Hands on Originals stating that the plaintiffs lacked standing. ref, pdf

Adam Baker, a representative of GLSO, filed the original complaint
with the Commission on behalf of GLSO alleging Hands On had
discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of Section 2-
33. Baker admitted the he did not file the complaint in his individual
capacity or on his individual behalf. Because GLSO itself was the only
plaintiff to file a claim under Section 2-33 with the Commission and it
did not purport to name any individual on whose behalf it was bringing
the claim, GLSO lacked the requisite statutory standing.

pdf Page 8

Hands On argued first to the Hearing
Commissioner that GLSO, as an organization, did not have standing
under the ordinance to bring a claim. The Hearing Commissioner held
that GLSO did not lack standing under Section 2-33 but employed a
statutory analysis that we now reject.7 Hands On presented this
argument at all levels of review, including to this Court.8 Thus, the issue
of whether GLSO had statutory standing to bring the claim is properly
before this Court.
While this result is no doubt disappointing to many interested in
this case and its potential outcome, the fact that the wrong party filed
the complaint makes the discrimination analysis almost impossible to
conduct, including issues related to freedom of expression and religion.

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The following is an interesting comment by Buckingham, J. in support of Hnads On Originals if this case had been argued based on the substance of the matter:

BUCKINGHAM, J. CONCURRING: I concur in the well-written majority
opinion, but I write separately to express my view that the facts of this case
disclose that the Lexington Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission
(“Commission”) went beyond its charge of preventing discrimination in public
accommodation and instead attempted to compel Hands On to engage in
expression with which it disagreed.

pdf Page 9

case name: LEXINGTON-FAYETTE URBAN COUNTY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION V. HANDS ON ORIGINALS

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Blaine Adamson wins at Kentucky Supreme Court
10/31/19 Today, 10/31/19, the Kentucky Supreme Court ruled in favor of Blaine Adamson of Hands on Originals stating that the plaintiffs lacked standing. ref, pdf

Adam Baker, a representative of GLSO, filed the original complaint
with the Commission on behalf of GLSO alleging Hands On had
discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation in violation of Section 2-
33. Baker admitted the he did not file the complaint in his individual
capacity or on his individual behalf. Because GLSO itself was the . . . [more]

Another Cake Maker is Under Attack
8/15/19 Cathy Miller Department Of Fair Employment And Housing V. Cathy’s Creations, Inc.

  • 08/26/17 Two women enter Cathy Miller's Cakeshop and request a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.  Cathy declines as it is against her religion.  She offers the couple any other items in her shop. ref
  • 10/18/17 The same sex couple files a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). ref
  • 12/13/17 DFEH files for a temporary restraining order against Cathy Miller . . . [more]

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  • 6/17/19: The Supreme Court sends the case back to the lower courts and orders them to review the case again in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling on 6/4/18. ref

    It is unclear at present which court will be rehearing this case next.  In the Arlene's Flowers case the ruling took about a year before we heard anything, so it very well may be a year before we hear anything further in this case.

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    Blaine Adamson to have oral arguments at Kentucky Supreme Court
    8/14/19 Update 8/14/19: The Kentucky Supreme Court scheduled 8/23/19 to hear oral arguments in Hands On Originals v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. ref




    Kentucky State Judge James Ishmael ruled today, 4/27/15, that Blaine Adamson, the owner of a Christian print business, was within his rights to refuse an order that violated the convictions of the owner(s) of Hands On Originals.  This policy was stated on the owner's website. ref

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    Appeal filed with Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of the Kleins
    8/13/19 08/08/19: First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray & Associates files a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals to request a ruling to vacate BOLI’s Order and direct BOLI to enter final judgment for Melissa and Aaron Klein. ref, pdf

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  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • New Jersey 8/1/19
  • New Mexico
  • Vermont

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    Update: Added New Mexico and Vermont.

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    First, when the voters are focused on electing pro-life legislators Republicans get re-elected.  If the pro-life bills are passed, then the need to elect pro-life representatives disappears.  In other words, job security.

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