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Judge rules California canít force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes


A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the bakerís free speech rights.
Superior Court Judge David R. Lampe said in his Monday ruling that wedding cakes run to the core of the First Amendment.
ďIt is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage. There could not be a greater form of expressive conduct,Ē the judge wrote.

His decision contrasts with a ruling out of Colorado, where a court ruled that a baker could not refuse to bake for a same-sex couple, arguing the stateís public accommodation law trumped that bakerís First Amendment claims. That case is now before the U.S. Supreme Court.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/6/judge-rules-california-cant-force-christian-baker-/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS


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