Monday, June 4, 2018

Supreme Court Rules for Colorado Baker

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple.

The ruling was 7-2. However, it was a weak ruling, far away from recognizing the Constitutional individual rights aspect of the case and it didn't even address the religious aspect in a straightforward fashion.

From CNN:
The court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed hostility toward the baker based on his religious beliefs. The ruling is a win for baker Jack Phillips but leaves unsettled the broader constitutional questions the case presented.
The ruling, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, is not the wide-ranging ruling on religious liberty that some expected. It is tailored to the case at hand with the justices holding that members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed animus toward Phillips specifically when they suggested his claims of religious freedom was made to justify discrimination.


  1. If the summaries I've seen are comprehensive, this decision just shows how far we libertarians have to go to change minds. Not much mention of private property rights, namely, the baker's right to peacefully do with his property (store, ingredients, body) as he sees fit.

  2. Right on! Now the Progs and statists will make sure to smile, say soothing things like we understand you views but we have to force ourselves on your property and suppress your liberty for the greater good. Then the SCOTUS will rule in their favor. Just oppress nicely 😊