The Supreme Court will hearthe case of a Colorado bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. A refresher: In 2012 a Lakewood-based baker, Jack Phillips, refused to bake a cake for a gay couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig. Two years earlier, Craig and Mullin were planning to fly to MA, where same-sex marriage was legal, and host a reception in Denver upon their return to Colorado. The baker insisted that he shouldn't have to make a cake strictly to honor a same-sex marriage, however, the anti-discrimination law in Colorado protects people over their sexual orientation. "Same-sex couples like David and Charlie deserve to be treated with the same dignity and respect as anyone else, and we're ready to take that fight all the way to the Supreme Court".
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Justices will hear arguments in the case in the Court's next term, which begins in October.
But some states do have civil rights protections in place for LGBTQ people - and a Supreme Court ruling could dictate how far these laws go.
Durso said that allowing businesses to deny services to gay couples for religious reasons was a "slippery slope" and warned that it could lead to discrimination against LGBT employees. If the court rules in the baker's favor, it could legitimize widespread discrimination against the LGBTQ community in the name of "religious freedom".
I find it deeply disconcerting that the Supreme Court chose to hear this appeal.
As same-sex marriage became legal in more and more states and then across the country, evangelicals and others with religious objections have anxious about their obligations to accommodate gay and lesbian couples.
Craig and Mullins were legally Wednesday in MA, because Colorado had not legalized same-sax marriage until 2014.
Mullins and Craig planned to marry in MA and then celebrate with family and friends back home.
In other so-called religious conscience cases, the Supreme Court has on two recent occasions ruled on Christian objections to the contraception coverage requirement that was part of the Obamacare health law. "The Constitution does not give anyone the right to harm others based on religious beliefs".
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