Supremes Rule In Favor Of Baker

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    AP is reporting that the SCOTUS has ruled in favor of the baker who would not bake a cake for a gay wedding. Links forthcoming.

    This will have a massive effect.
     
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    It wasn't the act of baking a cake that was denied to a customer.
     
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    Local laws are local laws in some cases the court sides with the business and in some cases the customer.
     
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    Interesting. I think this is a good decision because few bakeries will turn down business for this reason. Gays don't need that protection as they are not at risk of not being able to have their cake.
     
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    A link to the decision:

    https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/17pdf/16-111_j4el.pdf

    A quick scan of it makes me think this isn't a 100% win for the baker. Their case goes back to the commission that made the original ruling, but the SC directs the commission they have to take into account the baker's religious beliefs, something they did not think the commission originally did.
     
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    7-2 decision.
     
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    I hope so. People have a right to be bigots if they wish.
    PA laws are fascist bullshit.
     
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    Unfortunately, the Supreme Court didn’t uphold liberty or the 1st Amendment in this case. What they essentially ruled on was that the process was “wrong” in this case against the baker.

    Hopefully, citizens will continue to fight for our 1st Amendment rights until the Supreme Court does actually rule in favor of baker’s and other companies exercising their rights.
     
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    Yup. Those beliefs were discounted in the original case. Now the free exercise clause must be applied. It's quite a significant decision in the overall order of things.
     
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    That's fine....now let everyone know who a business will not serve. upload_2018-6-4_7-31-16.jpeg upload_2018-6-4_7-31-57.jpeg upload_2018-6-4_7-32-43.jpeg
     
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