Декабря 13, 2017


Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case

06 Декабря 2017, 12:27 | Bernice Figueroa

Aaron Bernstein Reuters

Aaron Bernstein  Reuters

Supporters of both sides gathered outside the court and inside the crowded chamber as lawyers presented their arguments to the nine Supreme Court justices during a 90-minute hearing.

Meanwhile, anti-LGBTQ activists in the state launched a letter-writing campaign to pressure Texas Supreme Court judges, who are elected officials, to reopen the case and threatened to vote against them if they did not decide against the city and the same-sex couples. The couple was Wednesday in MA and hosted a wedding reception in Denver one year before gay marriage was legal across the U.S. They wanted a cake from Masterpiece Cakeshop, where Phillips decorates cakes for weddings, graduations and other celebrations. Phillips said he knew immediately that he couldn't make the item they were searching for without disregarding his confidence.

"What this law and laws like it do, they're basically trying to address that history of discrimination and protect LGBT individuals in a range of areas", he explains.

Not surprisingly, the same sex couple, David Mullins and Charlie Craig, see the case through an entirely different lens: discrimination.

The justices left intact a June ruling by the Republican-dominated Texas Supreme Court that revived a lawsuit backed by a conservative group aimed at blocking Houston from offering such benefits. A jeweler? A makeup artist?

A few onlookers and place holders started holding up in line last Friday to secure one of the uncommon seats open to the general population in the lofty court. "I don't feel like we requested a bit of workmanship, or for him to create an impression, we essentially approached him for a cake, and he denied that to us just due to our identity".

"I don't think you could force the African-American sculptor to sculpt a cross for the Klan service", Francisco said in a reference to the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan.

"A loss at the Supreme Court could open the door to many forms of discrimination that have always been outlawed in our society", TIME reported Mullins said.

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Colorado is among only 21 states with statewide laws barring discrimination against gays and lesbians in public accommodations.

The Supreme Court will take up a standout amongst the most earth shattering instances of the term on Tuesday as it considers contentions from a Colorado cook who declined to influence a cake to praise a same-sex to couple's marriage since he trusts that God composed marriage to be between a man and a lady. They said the court has never recognized what they call a constitutional right to discriminate.

So the Texas Supreme Court took back its rejection of the case and eventually ruled that there is no established right to spousal benefits.

The high court ruled that states must give same-sex couples the same rights as opposite-sex couples or else the state would be giving same-sex couples "disparate treatment", something forbidden under Obergefell.

Edie Windsor's attorney in the historic gay marriage case United States v. In 2015, it extended same-sex marriage nationwide. The 81-year-old justice expressed concern about an "affront to the gay community".

"It must be emphasized that religions, and those who adhere to religious doctrines, may continue to advocate with utmost, honest conviction that, by divine precepts, same-sex marriage should not be condoned", Kennedy wrote in 2015.

In another case involving the scope of protections provided by the Obergefell decision, the Supreme Court in June overturned a state court ruling that had allowed Arkansas to refuse to list both same-sex spouses on birth certificates.

Over the past three months, the high court has been flooded with almost 100 "friend of the court" briefs, equally divided between the two sides.

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