U.S. Supreme Court turns away appeal from wedding photographer

Earlier this morning, we quoted a Southern Baptist leader advising that, because of changing social mores, pushes for state constitutional bans on gay marriage were now  "politically ridiculous" – and that new emphasis should be placed on "religious liberty" statutes.

Here's fuel for the debate, courtesy of the Associated Press:

The justices on Monday left in place a state Supreme Court ruling that said Elane Photography violated a state anti-discrimination law when it refused to work for a same-sex couple who wanted pictures of their commitment ceremony.

Elane Photography co-owner Elaine Huguenin said taking the photos would violate her religious beliefs. She said she also has a right of artistic expression under the First Amendment that allows her to choose what pictures to take, or refrain from taking.