Tom Gjelten. The wedding cake display seen at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver in The U. Supreme Court, having legalized same-sex marriage in , now clarifies that people are still free to oppose it. On Monday, the court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, citing his religious opposition to same sex marriage. Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, was asked by a gay couple in to create a cake in celebration of their wedding.
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Court Sees 'Hostility' To Religious Beliefs In Case Of Baker And Same-Sex Couple
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Supreme Court revisits wedding cakes and same-sex marriages
I've worked up a good lather in the so-called "culture war" around homosexuality and same-sex marriage for about two decades now. And I'm just as committed to the Christian view on sexuality as I am to engaging the issue in spirited and civil debate. However, to debate the issue seriously and truthfully, we must seek an honest picture of what our opponents actually believe — working from what we think they believe is neither helpful nor respectful.
If the court does so, the new conservative majority could significantly change the law on religious liberty and LGBTQ rights. The justices could announce as early as Monday whether they will hear the case. For nearly three decades, the court has followed a rule set down in a decision written by a conservative hero, the late Justice Antonin Scalia. In the Oregon case, lawyers for Melissa and Aaron Klein said the couple were forced to shut down their Sweet Cakes store in the city of Gresham because of the conflict over their religious beliefs. In January, Justices Samuel A.