Danny and Nina Zayas own a photography company in Denver called From the Hip Photo, and weddings are a huge cornerstone of their business. The couple is a strong supporter of LGBTQ-inclusive nondiscrimination measures. They know that when it comes to working on a wedding, they aren’t necessarily endorsing anything about the celebration or the couple getting married – they are providing a service and being paid to do a job. Both Danny and Nina believe that when someone decides to open a business, they don’t get to pick and choose which members of the public they serve.
“Engaging in an act of commerce with any client in no way means that you are endorsing the beliefs of that client,” Danny said. “Our economy would grind to a halt if every time a business owner sold a hot dog or coffee to someone, it meant the owner was endorsing a whole litany of thoughts and values.”