UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — In one of the most anticipated rulings of this term, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker, who refused to make a custom cake for a same-sex wedding.
In a 7-2 ruling on June 4, the court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed hostility toward the baker, Jack Phillips, when it ordered him to make a cake for a same-sex wedding he morally opposed based on his religious beliefs.
While the ruling was a win for Phillips, the court’s opinion was a narrow one, applying to the specific facts of this case only.
It gave no hint as to how the court might decide future cases involving business owners who have cited religious objections when refusing to serve gay and lesbian customers since the Supreme Court’s 2015 same-sex marriage decision.
The court, instead, said the broader issue “must await further elaboration.”