US Supreme Court Sides With Christian Baker Who Refused To Make Wedding Cake For Gay Couple
The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Christian baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same-sex couple because of a religious objection.
“Today’s decision means our fight against discrimination and unfair treatment will continue,” the same-sex couple involved in the case, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, said in a statement released by the American Civil Liberties Union.
The court ruled 7-2 on Monday:
“The laws and the Constitution can, and in some instances must, protect gay persons and gay couples in the exercise of their civil rights, but religious and philosophical objections to gay marriage are protected views in some instances protected forms of expression.”
It’s been a long fight and an unsuccessful one for Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins who asked jack Phillips to bake them a wedding cake back in 2012. He refused, explaining that he would not make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. But Colorado law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in public accommodations, so Craig and Mullins filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Although they found that Phillips had indeed, violated Colorado’s civil rights law, it looks like his religion was an understanding reason to rule in his favor.
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