DOJ backs baker who refused to make cake for gay couple

The Trump administration on Thursday filed papers at the U.S. Supreme Court backing a Christian baker in Colorado whom a state court ruled against for declining to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.

In the brief, Acting Solicitor General Jeff Wall said Jack Phillips should be exempt from Colorado’s anti-discrimination law because making custom cakes is a form of free expression protected under the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment.

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  • Chris

    I’m preparing for the wails and curses that will be thrown at trump for daring to side with the constitution instead of pandering to the spoiled LGBTQWERTY crowd. You know the ones, Their rights trump (pun not intended) everyone else’s and if anyone dares to disagree then they are homophobes who deserve to be thrown in jail.

  • Tanya

    Any business or individual should not have to do anything if it conflicts with either their ethical or moral beliefs. These lawsuits are nothing more than a quick cash grab by gays and should be thrown out of court and the plantifs charged with wasting the courts time.

    • Alain

      Exactly, which is why they always selectively target certain businesses. Mind you never a Muslim one.

      • Minicapt

        And they deliberately seek out the business which is likely to have moral objections to SSM, avoiding all others.

        Cheers

        • Alain

          Exactly!

  • Gary

    The media ran with this story until someone went to a Muslim bakery to make a video where THEY refused to bake a cake for a gay wedding that had a gay message written on it . Then the story DIED because gays were exposed for being gutless to not attack a muslim bakery.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgWIhYAtan4

  • Alain

    Can we hope that this DOJ will actually act like a constitutional DOJ after all these years of doing otherwise?

  • Maggat

    ‘Bout bloody time some common sense and decency has reared it’s shining head. Here’s hoping this is a trend.

  • Sharkibark

    A wedding cake is not exactly a life necessity. Take your business elsewhere – there are no shortage of bakeries in the US. And why would you even WANT a food product that was made under duress? (I put something extra in your special sauce Mwahahahaha!) 😛