Gay Marriage Vs Same Sex Marriage

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In late 2012 a gay couple made up of Charlie Craig and David Mullins walked into Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood Colorado with Craig’s mother and a binder of wedding ideas as well as an optimistic attitude. According to the couple when they walked in and asked the baker, Mr. Jack Phillips for a wedding cake following that he asked who it was for. The couple reported that after they said it was for them he denied them a cake because of his religious views which condemn same-sex marriage. The baker did add that he offered them anything else in his shop just not something that would make a “statement” against his beliefs. Now, because of this incident the 7 year anniversary from the time they met was spent in court on December 5th 2017. This baffling new case about religious freedom versus discrimination has been laid out in front of the Supreme Court and the tough case is thus far receiving an opinion split with judges arguing both sides. The case involving a gay couple and a Colorado baker named Jack Phillips and their dispute over a wedding cake is a landmark one for the supreme court as it is the first major gay rights case to hit the high court in the wake of SCOTUS’ ruling in favor of gay marriage in 2015. Should a craftsmen be able to discriminate against a same sex couple if their faith condemns gay marriage? That is the topic of the debate. The case’s intricacy comes from the fact that ruling in favor of the baker could open the floodgates to many forms of
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