This is fantastic news! The Supreme Court has just ruled in favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop over the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, saying they violated the Free Exercise Clause.
BREAKING: The Supreme Court has issued its decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, finding that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission's actions violated the Free Exercise Clause. Justice Kennedy wrote the opinion. Only Ginsburg and Sotomayor dissented. #courtsmatter #SCOTUS— Alliance for Justice (@AFJustice) June 4, 2018
BREAKING: #SCOTUS rules for #Masterpiece Cakeshop. @PeteWilliamsNBC describes it as a victory for the baker. But given the peculiarities of the case, the court doesn't answer larger questions about whether such vendors can claim a First Amendment right to refuse same-sex couples— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) June 4, 2018
7-2 decision in Masterpiece. Roberts, Breyer, Alito, Kagan, and Gorsuch join Kennedy's opinion; Kagan concurs, joined by Breyer; Gorsuch concurs, joined by Alito. Thomas concurs in part and in the judgment.— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) June 4, 2018
Breakdown in No 16-111 Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colo Civil Rights Comm’n: Kennedy, Roberts, Thomas, Breyer, Alito, Kagan, Gorsuch v. Ginsburg, Sotomayor— Kimberly Robinson (@KimberlyRobinsn) June 4, 2018
BREAKING: US Supreme Court rules narrowly for Colorado baker who cited religious reasons for denying to make cake for same-sex wedding. pic.twitter.com/DHe68HPYy7
— NBC News (@NBCNews) June 4, 2018
This makes me so happy to see the Supreme Court rule properly on the Constitution. While I wish they would have answered the larger question, as NBC News suggests, this is a victory for Christians and a blow against these ridiculous civil rights commissions who want to punish us for not kowtowing to the homosexual agenda.
I’m seeing many in the comments misunderstanding the characterization by NBC News as a ‘narrow’ ruling. They are not referring to the number of judges that ruled in the favor of Masterpiece Cakeshop, but rather the ruling itself. Read this short paragraph from the opinion that explains this:
Here’s the full opinion: