Colorado, Baker, Camilo Bernal discussed on Best Of Jim Bohannon


A seven to two vote that split up some idiological lines leslie supreme court this past ruled in favor of a colorado baker who had refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple because of his religious objections the ruling is a win for the baker but does leave unsettled the broader constitutional questions that the case presented camilo bernal explains that ruling in this report from washington supreme court cited with colorado cake baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same sex couple but the court didn't focus on whether a person or business can refuse services to gay people instead ruling that the colorado civil rights commission that i read the case violated the baker's rights writing for the court's majority justice anthony kennedy said the commission's hostility was inconsistent with the first amendment's guarantee that are lost be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion the attorneys representing the baker and masterpiece cake shop owner jack phillips said that he is relieved and delighted adding that creative professional's should be free to create art that's consistent with their convictions require constantly telling the government you cannot treat people say differently than others in the marketplace you cannot express hostility towards them because the government disagrees with their viewpoint the plaintiffs charlie craig david mullen said their fight against discrimination will continue we brought this case because no one should have to pay the shame embarrassment and humiliation of being told we don't serve your kind here that we faced and we will continue fighting until no one does justice kennedy pointed out that future cases might end up with a different ruling noting that these disputes must be resolved without disrespecting religious beliefs while also protecting the constitutional rights of same sex couples in washington uncle me lover now so we will talk about that ruling this evening and a few of the things.

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