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Supreme Court Sets Anti-Gay Bakery Cake Case For December 5th

 

 

Via the Washington Blade:

The U.S. Supreme Court has set Dec. 5 as the day for oral arguments on whether a Colorado baker has a First Amendment right to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples over religious objections.

The high court announced Friday the case, known as Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, will be the first of two arguments on that day.

Consideration of the case will mark the return of the U.S. Supreme Court to the issue of LGBT rights in the first major way since its milestone 2015 decision in favor of marriage equality nationwide.

One thing must be remembered.  This is about a business. The bakery.  NOT the baker himself.

David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in July 2012, with Craig’s mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. Jack Phillips informed them that because of his religious beliefs the store’s policy was to deny service to customers who wished to order baked goods to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding despite the fact that Colorado state law prohibits public accommodation from refusing service based on factors such as race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.

Phillips is being represented by the anti-LGBT “Christian Nationalist” law firm the Alliance Defending Freedom

Jim Crow was wrong then.

Pink Crow is wrong now.

 

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  1. I feel bad for Mr Philips. When this goes against him. His Children and Grandchildren will not remember the bakery he ran. This is what he will be remembered for, using his religion to further discrimination.

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