Trump Admin asks to argue for Christian baker in SCOTUS hearing on same-sex wedding cake

Trump Admin asks to argue for Christian baker in SCOTUS hearing on same-sex wedding cake

[Ed. – This is unalloyed good news.  The argument is scheduled for 5 December.]

The Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court Wednesday for permission to speak during December 5th oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission which began when Colorado Christian baker Jack Phillips refused to create a wedding cake for a gay couple’s wedding because he disagrees with same-sex marriage. …

Jack Phillips is the owner of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver. He informed Charlie Craig and David Mullins in 2012 that he wouldn’t make a cake for their same-sex wedding due to his religious beliefs.

They complained to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission who agreed that Phillips was violating the state’s anti-discrimination law. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case in June. …

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In an amicus curiae brief that the DOJ filed on behalf of Phillips in September, they argue that “forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights.”

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