Bloomberg Law
June 7, 2018, 6:42 PM

Masterpiece Cakeshop May Be Win For LGBT Rights After All

Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson
Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson

A religious baker’s win at the U.S. Supreme Court was used to uphold a Phoenix law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The Supreme Court June 4 vacated a ruling against the Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding for religious reasons. The state commission that originally considered the dispute was hostile to the baker’s religious view, the Supreme Court said in Masterpiece Cakeshop.

The ruling was narrow and dodged harder questions about when religious beliefs must give way to anti-discrimination laws.

Following the ruling, both sides claimed victory. “We lost a ...

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