In Cakeshop Case, One Side Argues Sexual Behavior Is Akin To Race, The Other For Speech And Religious Freedoms

The ACLU characterizes the core issue in Masterpiece as not free speech or the free exercise of religion, but discrimination comparable to racial division in the 1960s.

On December 5, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, arguably one of the most important free speech and free exercise cases in 50 years. There are not only varying legal interpretations of the case, but political and cultural divisions, typically along partisan lines.