The nine justices on the U.S. Supreme Court now have in hand the arguments over whether Colorado can create a state requirement that overrules First Amendment rights.
It’s the Jack Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop case in which a baker was sued by the state Civil Rights Commission after two homosexuals demanded he use his artistry to create a wedding cake for them, even though same-sex marriage was not legal in the state at the time.
LGBT activists have portrayed the case as a dispute over being treated equally in public accommodations. In oral arguments Tuesday at the Supreme Court, justices heard that state “fairness” agendas can trump the U.S. Constitution.
Reuters reported the arguments also focused on Phillips’ free-speech claim.