A Christian printer who declined to make shirts for a US gay pride event has won his court case, in a ruling described as a victory for creative professionals. Blaine Adamson was sued after turning down the order because it promoted a message that conflicted with “sincerely held religious beliefs”. On Friday, an appeals court in Kentucky found in favour of the Christian designer, who runs Hands On Originals, with one judge saying there was no evidence Adamson had turned down any work because of a customer’s sexual orientation.