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Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Exemptions from Gay Rights Laws

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Exemptions from Gay Rights Laws

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | The US Supreme Court, on June 26, agreed to hear an appeal of a Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that Jack C. Phillips does not have a First Amendment right for his business, Masterpiece Cakeshop, to refuse an order to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. The high […]

Cake Baker Refusenik Seeks Supreme Court Review

Cake Baker Refusenik Seeks Supreme Court Review

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A cake baker has filed a petition with the US Supreme Court seeking review of last August’s Colorado Court of Appeals decision rejecting his appeal of a state Civil Rights Commission ruling that his business unlawfully discriminated against a gay male couple in in refusing to sell them an appropriately-decorated cake […]

Baker Denying Gay Couple a Wedding Cake Loses Appeal    

Baker Denying Gay Couple a Wedding Cake Loses Appeal    

BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | A unanimous three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals has affirmed that state’s Civil Rights Commission ruling against Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., and its proprietor, Jack C. Phillips, for its refusal to provide services to a gay couple celebrating their wedding. The August 13 ruling continues an unbroken string of court […]