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Pro-gay human-rights commission schooled on law

Blaine Adamson

The issue in a Lexington, Kentucky, lawsuit against a T-shirt printer that refused to promote same-sex marriage isn’t that the relevant ordinance is wrong; it’s that the local Human Rights Commission charged with enforcing the law doesn’t really understand it.

That’s the assertion of a brief filed with the Kentucky Supreme Court by the Alliance Defending Freedom in defense of the print shop, Hands On Originals.

The Lexington Pride Festival, run by the Gay and Lesbian Services Organization, sued Blaine Adamson and his T-shirt printing shop because he declined to promote same-sex marriage.

The LGBT group complained to the local HRC, which ordered Adamson to promote the LGBT message whether he wanted to or not.

Since then, several courts have ruled against the LGBT demands and in favor of Adamson’s freedom of speech, but the case now is before the state Supreme Court.

In its brief on behalf of Adamson, ADF begins with a statement of core principles:

“The right to


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