Attorneys for a Phoenix wedding invitation business plan to appeal a court ruling that compels the company to provide service to same-sex couples.
Lawyer Jonathan Scruggs of the group Alliance Defending Freedom said the Arizona Court of Appeals' decision on Thursday forces artists to do work contrary to their core beliefs.
A Phoenix city ordinance prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The owners of Brush & Nib Studio claimed in a 2016 lawsuit that the city law violates their freedom of speech and religion. The owners are Christians.
That decision didn't decide the larger issue of whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to gay and lesbian people