Monday, June 26, 2017

Cert. Granted In Dispute Over Refusal To Create Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

The U.S. Supreme Court today granted review in Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, (Docket No. 16-111, cert. granted  6/26/2017). (Order List).  In the case, a Colorado Court of Appeals held that a bakery owner's free exercise and free speech rights were not infringed when the Colorado Civil Rights Commission found that the refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violates Colorado's public accommodation law  (See prior posting.)  The Colorado Supreme Court denied review. (See prior posting.)  The SCOTUSblog case page has links to briefs in the case.