Supreme court takes up the anti-gay baker’s case

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The US Supreme Court has agreed to take up a case against a Christian baker for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. Earlier this year the highest court in the US put off taking up the case having held over the decision twelve previous times. But despite speculation that the court would not take up the case, it has agreed to hear it next term. Charlie Craig and David Mullins started a legal case against the baker who refused to make a cake for them using his Christian faith as an excuse. Same-sex marriages weren’t legal in Colorado then but there already were legal measures which forbade discrimination on the basis of sexuality. Earlier this year, Jordan Lorence, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, a law firm which is notoriously anti-LGBT, said it was a “great mystery” why the case has not been reviewed yet. “They are purposefully holding it over for some reason that we don’t know,” Lorence said. “That is very, very unusual, but I think it points out the importance of these right of conscience cases.”

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