In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Masterpiece Cakeshop in the Supreme Court Case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The court's majority opinion was narrow in how they interpreted the case involving gay rights and the first amendment protections of business owners. Los Angeles Times Supreme Court Reporter explained the ruling and the potential impact of the decision.
Elizabeth Wydra and Carrie Severino previewed the upcoming court case Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. They provided background and perspectives on the different sides involved in the case. The Masterpiece Cakeshop case weighs the First Amendment rights of businesses with the rights of individuals to not be discriminated against. The case stems from a cake shop in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.
The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which concerns whether Colorado’s anti-discrimination law violated a baker’s First Amendment rights to freedom of expression, speech, and exercise of religion when he refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple.