A case from Colorado goes before Supreme Court

Local law professor provides insight

Kara Marxer
December 05, 2017 - 2:53 am

The case centers around a bakery owner who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, claiming his religious beliefs are against gay marriage.

UMKC Law Professor David Achtenberg says this case won't be decided on religious freedom versus equality, "Whether this is a restriction on someone's religious beliefs or a restriction on their free speech activity that is inconsistent with the first amendment."

The baker in this case claims he didn't want to use his artistry to create a cake for something he believes is sinful, while the couple sees it as a straightforward discrimination for their sexual orientation.

Achtenburg expects the justices are going to have to draw a line in this gray area of the law.  


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