One version of the question presented in Masterpie...

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Live blog of orders and opinions | June 4, 2018

  • One version of the question presented in Masterpiece is:  "Does the Constitution give wedding cake bakers a right to refuse service to homosexual couples on the basis of a religious objection, even if a State generally prohibits discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of sexual orientation."  That is the "Right not to bake a cake" version.  The Court does not answer that question.  Instead it holds that the way the Colorado commission considered Mr. Phillips' case showed substantial hostility toward religion.  That preserves the possibility that a State could enact a law prohibiting discrimination against homosexual couples and constitutionally apply it to a baker who refused service to a gay couple.
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