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Melissa Feinberg

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Supreme Court Rules on Religious Freedom in Wedding Cake Decision : June 4, 2018
Supreme Court Rules on Religious Freedom in Wedding Cake Decision
Melissa Feinberg

On June 4, 2018, the Supreme Court, in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who had refused to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple because he believed that doing so violated his religious beliefs. Some religious groups hoped the opinion would grant business owners with religious objections to same-sex marriage wide latitude to refuse to provide goods and services for such weddings, while civil rights groups worried that such a ruling could open the door to more antigay discrimination. The 7–2 decision was written by ...

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