Homophobic bakers lose 'gay cake' appeal.

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  1. Mazzilli

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    Yes, I have seen them in movies and TV. Actors playing them that is.
    So are all flamboyant gays secretly straight?

    I wouldn't say there is no such thing but you just don't know. Somehow I doubt this couple is.

    But both sides will be fine. Like I said, at this point it's a work(angle)
     
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    It has nothing to do with movies. Are you admitting to something?
     
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    Yes. I don't like cake.
     
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    The Supreme Court sided with the bakers, 7 to 2.

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  6. Mel O'Drama

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    Sickening.

    I'm horrified by the response of the Supreme Court in Colorado because it seems so clearly defined. At least under UK law where under the Equality Act 2010 it's illegal to refuse to provide a service to someone based on their perceived sexual orientation*. I know Christianity is much more pervasive in America, but it's still shocking that the law would allow such flagrant discrimination.

    He's running a little cake shop, not the Vatican. If his "faith" is causing bias about which orders he accepts and which he turns down then he has no business providing a service. The Supreme Court telling him otherwise so publicly is a green light for small businesses (and society in general) to discriminate with impunity knowing they can claim to be a persecuted minority if challenged.




    *Not that this has stopped the nauseatingly self-righteous MacArthurs from doing exactly this and then pursuing it to the Belfast Supreme Court trying to circumnavigate the law.
     
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    And the baker is, as expected, an obvious mothball fairy.
     
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    I gather this means if a Christian couple comes to my hypothetical bakery and wants me to bake them a cake with Jesus on it, I can refuse to serve them based on religious grounds. What's good for the goose...

    That of course being just the tip of the religious discrimination in commerce free for all iceberg. What's stopping now these "good-hearted Christians" from discriminating against Muslims, Jews, etc. next?
     
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    Adding insult to injury - perhaps deliberately - the baker's lawyer went on record post-victory as saying:

     
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    But as Arby said above, they'd never force a muslim bakery to make a gay cake, for fear of resprisal.

    The Supreme Court decision wasn't close, and I can see the legal arguments in both directions.

    But then, although I'm essentially for trans rights, I never really understood the bathroom issue. And I'm not sure I would have come down on the correct side of it... o_O
     

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