Bakery Case May Provide Recipe for Gay Marriage Foes
Can they have their cake? In 1968, the Supreme Court dismissed arguments by a restaurant owner who believed that serving Black customers infringed on his intolerant religious beliefs. So Christian legal powerhouse Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) opted to call nondiscrimination laws an infringement of freedom of expression to defend a baker who refused to make a gay couple’s wedding cake. That’s to be argued before the Supreme Court on Dec. 5, and a high court ADF victory could carve out a glaring exception to American civil rights protections.