Cakeshop Decision

The Supreme Court today issued its opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop. It ruled in favor of the cakeshop owner.  But the court did not really get to the heart of the constitutional matter. May a cakemaker be punished for refusing to make a custom wedding cake for a gay couple if doing so is inconsistent with his firmly held religious beliefs?  We still don’t know. The court ruled merely that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had not treated this particular cakemaker’s religious claims respectfully enough in its proceedings. So, we will need to await a future case, it seems.

Here’s the write up on Scotus Blog.

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