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Supreme Court Upholds Baker’s Right to Disagree With Gay Marriage in Marketplace

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The court held that the state of Colorado was “neither tolerant nor respectful” of Phillips’s beliefs about marriage. The commission ruled that these three bakers did not violate the anti-discrimination statute when they declined to make cakes with religious messages opposing homosexuality. And yet the commission held that Phillips violated the anti-discrimination statute when he declined to create a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding. It is even clearer that Phillips’ reason for refusing to bake the wedding cake was not the invidious discrimination of avoiding contact with others on equal terms.

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