Ky. Supreme Court Dodges T-Shirt Case.


The Kentucky Supreme Court on Oct. 31 dismissed a case on technical grounds that concerned a company whose Christian owners refused to make T-shirts for an LGBTQ Pride festival.

The company, Hands On Originals, provides personalized items such as hats, mugs, T-shirts and bags for customers bearing company logos and other messages. Citing their religious beliefs, the firm's owners refused to provide Pride T-shirts for the Gay and Lesbian Service Organization (GLSO) of Lexington. On its website, the firm refers to itself as "Christian outfitters."

Aaron Baker, GLSO's president, subsequently filed a complaint against Hands On Originals before the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, which brought legal action against the Lexington-based company.

The state high court ruled that while the case raised "very...

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