Two Christian Calligraphers Face Jail Time For Not Promoting Same-Sex Weddings

The ruling of the Supreme Court over the Masterpiece Cakeshop has not deterred the state of Arizona from blatantly violating the religious beliefs of two Christian calligraphy artists for refusing to service same-sex weddings.

In 2016, when debates over religious freedom following the Obergefell ruling were a major concern, Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, two openly-Christian women and owners of Brush & Nib Studio, filed suit against the city of Phoenix claiming its anti-discrimination ordinance would violate their religious beliefs when it comes to servicing same-sex weddings, such as invitations or save-the-date announcements. Unlike the Masterpiece Cakeshop, the women were not sued by a homosexual couple, but had been enlisted by same-sex couples on various occasions to service their weddings. In fear of reprisal, the women sued Phoenix, saying their ordinance forces them to use their creative talents in service of something they find morally objectionable.