The Supreme Court is taking up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission: the case over whether a Christian baker can refuse to bake a cake for a couple’s gay wedding. WTI host Lou Perez relays his firsthand perspective on the situation. What do you think? Let us know in the comments and subscribe for more!
To bake the cake or not to bake the cake? That is the question the U.S. Supreme Court is going to be deciding. The case began when Jack Phillips, a Christian baker in Lakewood, Colorado, was asked to create a wedding cake for the same-sex wedding of Charlie Craig and David Mullins. Phillips refused, saying that making the cake was a form of artistic expression and that to do so would violate his religious beliefs. He asserted this was protected by the first amendment, which guarantees freedom of religion.
The couple, on the other hand, disagreed. They believe that the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment to the constitution, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, guarantee them the right to be free of discrimination based on their lgbt status.
WTI host Lou Perez may not have a gay wedding on the horizon, but he does have a straight one. He offers his perspective based on personal insight to the wedding process. What do you think? Let us know below, and remember to follow us on social media for more funny videos, memes, and jokes on the daily.
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Written by Lou Perez
Directed by Boris Khaykin
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