The Court's order kept in place the appellate courts' injunctions, which had stayed the travel ban except with respect to people who lack "a credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States".
A same-sex couple from Colorado that is headed to the highest court in the land says they're flabbergasted that a Facebook message they posted five years ago has become a potential landmark case about discrimination against gays and lesbians. Jack Phillips, a born-again Christian and owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, cites religious beliefs as the reason he shouldn't be obligated to create the cake.
Charlie Craig and David Mullins were planning for the happiest day of their lives when, unbeknownst to them, they walked into a bakery owned by a person harboring such prejudice against same-sex couples he refused to bake them a cake. The state Department of Health said it will take information from same-sex couples who want to amend a birth certificate, but was waiting on guidance from the state's high court.
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Craig and Mullins sued Phillips, and their complaint of discrimination was recognized by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which acknowledged Phillips refusal to serve the couple was a violation of state law. He continued with more pro-LGBT agenda bias: "The justices - who upheld same-sex marriage nationwide in a landmark 2015 ruling - apparently decided that despite state laws barring discrimination based on sexual orientation, the merchants' obligation to same-sex couples was not necessarily baked in the cake".
It did not seem to matter that the gay couple was able to obtain their rainbow-themed cake for free from another nearby cake artist.
"He lost almost 40 percent of his business based on what the Colorado courts did", she told me.
Lower courts ruled against him, and lawyers for the Trump administration urged the Supreme Court not to take up the appeal.
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"What the bakers or the photographers or the florists are saying is that my religion gives me a license to discriminate because I don't agree with the fact that you're gay", Runkles-Pearson said.
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"As we explained [in Obergefell v. Hodges], a State may not "exclude same-sex couples from civil marriage on the same terms and conditions as opposite-sex couples.'" the decision read".
On Monday, however, the U.S. Supreme Court extended its landmark 2015 case recognizing same-sex marriages to include the same set of benefits afforded heterosexual families. Providing commercial services, like selling cakes, doesn't mean a business owner is endorsing anyone's marriage.
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