Why Did The Supreme Court Rule In Favor of A Homophobic Baker?
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FEATURING RACHEL LASER – In a 7-2 decision on Monday the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker named Jack Phillips who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple citing his religious beliefs. While the decision was a devastating blow against equality, advocates point out that the court’s ruling was quite limited in scope and that it did not offer broad grounds for discrimination in future cases.
Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sonia Sotomayor were the only two dissenting votes in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
Mr. Phillips became a symbol of the growing political backlash to LGBT rights in the nation and received major support from prominent homophobic organizations for his case.
Rachel Laser, CEO and President of Americans United for Separation of Church and State>.