A wedding-cake baker goes before SCOTUS. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

Dec 04, 01:00 AM

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A cake baker goes before SCOTUS. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst

In Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (2015), the Colorado Court of Appeals unanimously ruled in favor of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which sanctioned Jack Phillips, a devout Christian and the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, for violating the Colorado Antidiscrimination Laws (CADA). His offense: refusing for sincere religious reasons to prepare a custom-made wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins, a gay couple. His insistence that he enjoyed the First Amendment protections of freedom of religion and speech were roundly rebuffed. The Commission ordered Phillips “to take remedial measures, including comprehensive staff training and alteration to the company’s policies to ensure compliance with CADA.” So Phillips had to submit to the state’s regulations if he wished to remain in business…


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