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October 9, 2019
by Judith Kilborn

St. Cloud couple’s fight over gay wedding videos stays in district court

Here is the St. Cloud Times’ article describing the results of the recent court case from St. Cloud that was processed by the 8th Circuit. Here’s the lead:

Minnesota’s attorney general says the state will continue to fight a lawsuit in federal court that was filed by two Minnesota filmmakers who want the right to refuse to record same-sex weddings instead of taking the case to the full 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals or U.S. Supreme Court.

In an opinion piece published in Thursday’s Star Tribune , Attorney General Keith Ellison and Minnesota Human Rights Commissioner Rebecca Lucero say the state is taking the case back to federal district court because of the limited facts on record and the current composition of the Supreme Court.

A three-judge panel of the 8th Circuit reinstated the lawsuit filed by Telescope Media Group in St. Cloud in August . The filmmakers say videos are a form of speech with protections under the First Amendment.

The state says their intention to not serve LGBTQ couples violates the state Human Rights Act.

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