The assault continues. Our constitution guarantees us the right to freely express and act on our religious beliefs. The law defines marriage. It is reasonable to believe that marriage is between a man and a woman. Exercising that religious or moral belief doesn’t deny anyone equality before the law. The assumption that marriage is the union of a man and a woman was universal until about the year 2,000. So what changed in the last 15 years?
It should be noted that the baker does sell his goods gays and lesbians. This was about participating in the wedding ceremony. Based on what we have seen in other cases like this, the baker will lose.
An appellate court on Thursday ruled against a Colorado bakery owner who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, rejecting among other things his denial that he discriminated against them because they are gay.
The Colorado Court of Appeals decision affirms a commission’s earlier decision that Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood and its owner, Jack Phillips, violated the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act when he declined to make a cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins’ wedding reception in 2012.
Phillips, a Christian, argued that his refusal to make the cake was based on his religious opposition to the act of same-sex marriage — a position he asserted was constitutionally protected — not based on an opposition to their sexual orientation.