Supreme Court to debate whether businesses may decline to provide services to same-sex weddings

Photo by: U.S. Supreme Court
Photo by: U.S. Supreme Court

(Washington, D.C.) -- The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday on whether businesses may turn down services to same-sex weddings.

Lorie Smith, a Colorado designer, wants to decline to create wedding websites for same-sex couples because those marriages are in conflict with her religious beliefs.

However, state officials say the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act goes for all businesses, making it illegal to refuse public services based on "disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, or ancestry."

A decision from the nation's highest court is not expected right away.