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In an unexpected outcome, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple CAN refuse based on his religious objections.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that while it is unexceptional that Colorado law “can protect gay persons in acquiring products and services on the same terms and conditions that are offered to other members of the public, the law must be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion.”

Writing for the case, Justice Anthony Kennedy said that while it is unexceptional that Colorado law “can protect gay persons in acquiring products and services on the same terms and conditions that are offered to other members of the public, the law must be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion.”

Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo.

The baker, Jack Phillips defended his right of refusal saying he believes same-sex marriages are ‘sinful.’

“I don’t believe that Jesus would have made a cake if he had been a baker,” he said on ABC’s The View. “I’m not judging these two gay men,” he continued, “I’m just trying to preserve my right as an artist to decide which artistic endeavors I’m going to do and which ones I’m not.”

Editor’s note: Why isn’t this discrimination based on sexual orientation?

 

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