Jenkins: Baker’s Supreme Court case tests First Amendment

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There is absolutely no question the U.S. Supreme Court should side with a Colorado baker who refused, because of his religious convictions, to bake a custom cake for a gay couple’s wedding. The First Amendment’s future hangs in the balance.

A central question in court filings is “Whether applying Colorado’s public- accommodation law to compel artists to create expression that violates their sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage violates the Free Speech or Free Exercise Clauses of the First Amendment.”

The case, Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, was born of a 2012 discrimination complaint to the Colorado Civil Rights Division.

Jenkins: Baker’s Supreme Court case tests First Amendment


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