The icing on the cake

GOOD NEWS! US BAKER WINS SUPREME COURT CASE

Dear Marriage supporter

The US Supreme Court has ruled in favour of a baker who declined to create a cake celebrating a same-sex ‘marriage’.

Jack Phillips said that providing the cake would have violated his beliefs, but was sued by the homosexual couple involved.

A Colorado court said he had unlawfully discriminated and told him he had to provide such cakes, as well as give comprehensive anti-discrimination training to his staff.

But the US Supreme Court overturned that yesterday. In a 7-2 verdict, judges found that Mr Phillips’ rights had been violated. The decision was written by Justice Kennedy, who wrote the judgement that ‘legalized’ same-sex ‘marriage’ throughout the US in 2015.

The ruling applies only to Mr Phillips’ case, and doesn’t affect similar cases involving florists and photographers that are already on their way to the Supreme Court. But this was the first of these cases to be heard at the highest level, so it’s so far, so good.

The UK Supreme Court is still considering the Ashers case, involving the Northern Irish bakers who turned down an order for a cake with a same-sex ‘marriage’ campaign slogan.

Yours sincerely

Colin Hart
Chairman
Coalition for Marriage (C4M)

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