Supreme Court voids state court ruling against Oregon bakery, sends back for further review

Supreme Court voids state court ruling against Oregon bakery, sends back for further review
No longer there due to religious persecution by the state. KOIN 6 Portland video

[Ed. – Good news that the Oregon ruling wasn’t upheld, but it does leave the defendants in continued suspense.  Apparently SCOTUS has done this twice now, requiring state courts to review their previous rulings because of the SCOTUS ruling in the Colorado Masterpiece bakery case.]

The Supreme Court on Monday threw out a ruling against two Oregon bakers who refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding. This touched off the latest in a series of such cases making headlines in recent years. During the court’s last term, justices ruled in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar situation, stating that a state body demonstrated improper hostility toward the baker’s religion in finding that he violated a state anti-discrimination law.

On Monday, the Supreme Court sent the Klein case back down to a lower court “for further consideration in light of” their Colorado decision.

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