Guys think of it this way, we all know it's wrong to tell an African American couple that you (a wedding photographer) don't do "colored" weddings. Would the courts say that's not discrimination because you're just following your religious beliefs?
That's a good point. But in a way, I feel as if I really don't want to be shooting something, the pictures will come out crappy. I think the same would happen to that guy- he really didn't want to accept that shoot. If he was forced to by law, perhaps he wouldn't come out with optimum results?
Quick question to you wedding photographers- what happens if the couple absolutely does not like your work? Do they get a refund or something?
I know laws are not meant to be broken, but photography has an artistic side to it that plumbers and mechanics don't have. With that either it's broken or not, but can you really force someone to do photography? It's like forcing me to paint like Monet, I have no art training, it's going to absolutely come out like shit. I can paint you stick figures though. :D