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Tuesday December 12th 2017



Supreme Court to hear LGBT civil rights case tomorrow

According to Ari Ezra Waldman on Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights CommissionMasterpiece Cakeshop is one of a number of recent cases in which owners of small businesses open to the public–florists, bakers, decorators, or caterers, for example–have refused service to gay couples on the grounds that same-sex marriage violates the business owners’ religious beliefs.

It is a major civil rights case, with implications far beyond cake, the LGBTQ community, and same-sex marriage. Allowing individuals to use religion (or free speech, more on that in a minute) as an excuse for noncompliance with nondiscrimination laws opens an enormous donut hole in equality, threatening a new version of segregated lunch counters and second class citizenship.

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