Supreme Court Sides With Colorado Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

WASHINGTON -The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of a baker from Colorado, who in 2012, on a religious basis, refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

The judges voted with 7 votes in favor and 2 against, stating that the Civil Rights Commission in Colorado violated the rights of baker Jack Phillips, in accordance with the First Amendment of the US Constitution for Freedom of Expression, accusing Philips of violating anti-discrimination laws of that federal state.

The verdict states that “laws and the Constitution may, and in certain cases, must protect gay and gay couples in the exercise of their civil rights, but religious and philosophical remarks on same-sex marriages are protected views and in some cases, protected forms of expression “.

Colorado is one of the 22 US states that prohibit discrimination based on sexual discrimination.

This is exactly what allowed the couple to get a case before the Civil Rights Commission, after which she filed a lawsuit against the baker. However, the Supreme Court’s ruling states that the Commission was biased against Philips.

Kristen Clark, president and chief executive of the Bar Association for Civil Rights, called the court’s decision “catastrophic” and “seriously unfavorable for those who believe in equality in this country”.

Kristen Wagoner, of the Alliance for Freedom Defense, a conservative Christian organization that filed a petition with the Supreme Court on behalf of Philips, said the decision “clearly shows that the government must respect Philips’s beliefs about marriage.”

3 thoughts on “Supreme Court Sides With Colorado Baker Who Turned Away Gay Couple

  • June 4, 2018 at 8:48 PM
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    Yeah! You have the right to refuse service..

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  • June 5, 2018 at 4:47 PM
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    There are thousands and thousands of cake shops and everyone knows this was an attack on people who will not agree that having more than two types of humankind, a man and a woman…. not an X-person! We will not call it “A-PERSON-KIND”. They want us to except what God did not purpose!

    If I came across a business that refused to serve me for any reason, I would just go to another business, for why would I force any business to serve me? That is just insane! For I would want a quality product! It’s obvious they would not give me a quality product! I would never want to trust that business in doing a great job! So why did this couple want to force anyone to serve them? I know of a coffee shop refusing to serve Straight people for the owner was GAY! They just left and went to another Coffee shop! This was crazy to go all the way to the Supreme Court!! UNREAL!!!

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  • June 11, 2018 at 2:32 AM
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    Why didn’t these men just choose another baker? Or order a wedding cake and put thier own topper on the cake? If they had wanted to prove a point a simple boycott using social media would have saved them the time and the effort. This did not belong in the courts, most businesses get to pick and choose who thier clientele is. That being said this battle is not likely over for the baker even though he prevailed in court the free market will bear the final judgement.

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