Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. Jack Phillips is appealing a decision by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission that he violated the antidiscrimination laws, when he refused to make a cake for a gay wedding celebration. Phillips felt that making the cake would violate his religious beliefs. Phillips did not refuse to serve the couple. They could buy anything in the shop. He would just not make the cake. The couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, feel they are being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation.
Many feel that if the court rules for Phillips, the floodgates will open when it comes to businesses discriminating against gay people and others. As such, a doctor could refuse to prescribe birth control, or a realtor could refuse to help Muslims find a home. With this case before the Supreme Court, a question comes to mind. Should the court rule in favor of Jack Phillips or uphold the earlier ruling?
Denver7 covering the Masterpiece Cakeshop case going before the Supreme Court:
Should the Supreme Court rule in favor of Phillips or uphold the earlier decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case? Are Phillips’ rights being violated? Or, did Phillips violate the law?