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SCOTUS To Hear Same-Sex Couple Case Appeal


On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal from a Colorado bakery that refused to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples. In the wake of the Supreme Court's 2015 same-sex marriage decision, florists, bakers, photographers, and other businesses have cited religious and free-speech objections in refusing to serve gay and lesbian customers. But those claims have not fared well in court, The current case saw two men file a complaint against Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver. Phillips refused to make a cake for their wedding reception. He runs his cake business guided by religious principles. He closes on Sunday and refuses to make cakes containing alcohol or celebrating Halloween. According to Phillips, requiring him to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his religious views.

Added on the 26/06/2017 11:32:06 - Copyright : Wochit

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