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Phoenix Artists Sue City Over LGBT Non-Discrimination Law

Phoenix Artists Sue City Over LGBT Non-Discrimination Law
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By    |   Monday, 16 May 2016 03:21 PM EDT

Two artists at a Phoenix calligraphy studio are suing the city over its non-discrimination law, saying they fear they could face jail or other penalties if they refuse to create art for same-sex weddings.

Lawyers for the conservative Alliance Defending Freedom filed the lawsuit last Thursday for evangelical Christians Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, co-owners of Brush & Nib Studio, the Arizona Republic reports.

No gay couple has filed a complaint against them, The Arizona Republic reports.

"We fully expect to have a hearing in the next few weeks on our motion for preliminary injunction and to have the Arizona superior court grant our motion and vindicate the free speech and religious liberty rights of our clients," lawyer Jon Scruggs tells The Daily Caller.

"In reality, the case is pretty simple when you boil it down: no American, including artists, should have the government force them to create art against their artistic and religious beliefs."

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and gay-rights leaders vowed to defend the city's ordinance, the Republic reports.

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Two artists at a Phoenix calligraphy studio are suing the city over its non-discrimination law, saying they fear they could face jail or other penalties if they refuse to create art for same-sex weddings.
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Monday, 16 May 2016 03:21 PM
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