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The US Supreme Court sided with the confectioner, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couples

The court ruled that the recognition of a believing confectioner as guilty of discrimination is “a manifestation of hostility to religion”.

Confectioner Jack Phillips. Reuters photo
Confectioner Jack Phillips. Reuters photo

The US Supreme Court upheld the confectioner Jack Phillips, who in 2012 refused to bake a wedding cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig.

The Sun did not support the verdict of the Colorado court, which ruled that Phillips’ decision to deny the couple was unlawful discrimination. On June 4, the Supreme Court ruled that the Colorado judge had violated the rights of Phillips, who is a conservative Christian.

According to the decision of the Supreme Court, the Civil Rights Commission in Colorado showed “hostility to religion.” The commission in 2012 decided that the confectioner violated the anti-discrimination law, which prohibits denying people a service because of their race, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.

The decision of the commission violates the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees that our laws will be applied without hostility to religion.

extract from a court decision

The Supreme Court began to consider Phillips’ appeal to a court decision in Colorado on June 26, 2017. The confectioner said that he has the right to refuse same-sex couples because of his religious beliefs. In his opinion, the state forced to choose between faith and the requirements of the court.

The confectioner added that his religious beliefs concern not only same-sex couples. He also does not make cakes with alcohol, cakes for Halloween, and cakes that support “racism and atheism.” In addition, Phillips closes the pastry shop on Sundays.

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