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Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Updated: 4/27/2020
Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission
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  • Hi! I'm a baker! I'm also very religious. One day a same-sex couple entered my bakery. They came in asking for a wedding cake. I politely declined their request because it goes against my religion. Baking was my way of expressing myself and I did not want to go agains my beliefs.
  • Hello! We are a same-sex couple who are about to get married. One day we went into a bakery to go look for a wedding cake. We asked for a cake and the woman denied us! She said she does not believe in same-sex marriages and it goes against her belief. We were infuriated, so we pressed charges against her for violating the first amendment. We ended up winning the case, they said the baker violated the free exercise clause in the first amendment
  • In a regular court case, people are supposed to be shown neutral treated however in this case members of the Commission showing clear and impermissible hostility toward his religious beliefs. These comments cast doubt on the fairness of the Commission's consideration of the couple's claims. claims.
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