Jack Phillips objected to baking a cake for the couple on religious grounds. The Supreme Court overturned a Colorado ruling that his business must bake the cake or face severe consequences.
A refusal to make two homosexuals a cake for a gay wedding, when paired with an offer to serve them in any other way, is not some sly strike at an individual for his identity.
While there is always a risk of reading too much into Supreme Court justices’ questions during oral argument, there is often much to be gleaned.
The Christian small business owners involved in these lawsuits have no desire to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, nor do they ask for the right to do so.
Not only is there no constitutional warrant for securing ‘dignity,’ but the equal protection of such a right is impossible. Relying on government to ensure it results in state-imposed orthodoxy.
Except for justices Kagan and Ginzburg, an uneasiness about the case was evident to a greater and lesser degree among the other 7 Supreme Court justices.
Cake artist Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop delivered the following statement during a news conference Tuesday.
If I encountered an individual morally uncomfortable with participating in an activity with me and my boyfriend, it would be uncomfortable for me to force her.
Mike Farris, CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom, joins Federalist Radio to discuss the case of baker and artist Jack Phillips.
Most justices first frame the issue by using judicial discretion of one kind or another to remove from consideration the nature of the product requested for a same-sex wedding.
If one’s exposure to the case was limited to the popular media, you might think this case was only about the free-speech rights of wedding-cake makers. It’s much more.
The ACLU characterizes the core issue in Masterpiece as not free speech or the free exercise of religion, but discrimination comparable to racial division in the 1960s.
Since the court’s 1990 decision in Employment Division v. Smith, free exercise of religion no longer gets the protection that free speech does.
A florist and baker at the heart of major legal cases explained why they won’t use their creative talents and services to affirm same-sex marriage.
After interacting with the people religious liberty laws aim to protect, I realized that we need a deeper commitment to protecting wedding artists.
Reading the news about Masterpiece Cakeshop case might lead you to believe that Jack Phillips is fighting to overturn gay marriage. No, he’s fighting for the First Amendment.
When Jack Phillips declined to participate in celebrating the wedding of David Mullins and Charlie Craig, his life was upended in ways that people who argue passionately about the culture war on social media might not fully appreciate.
A recent decision in Colorado ignores one of the most vital functions of the First Amendment. And now religious liberty is in more danger than ever.
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