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In a huge victory for freedom of religion and defense of Christianity, The Supreme Court just threw out a prior ruling against a couple who owned a bakery in Oregon and who refused to make a wedding cake for engaged lesbians.
This case marks just another in a series of recent rulings for – not against – people exercising their freedom of belief in this day and age where gay rights often trump common sense, such as another Colorado baker who was put into a similar situation whose case sparked the reconsideration of the Oregon couple’s ruling.
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Here's the backstory of why the former ruling is being tossed out, via Colorado Public Radio:
The owners of a shuttered Oregon bakery fined for refusing to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Oregonian reports that lawyers for Melissa and Aaron Klein, former owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, filed the petition to “question whether artists in public commerce are protected by the First Amendment when they decline to create expression that would violate their religious beliefs.”
In June, the high court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar case, but that decision didn't address whether a business can invoke religious objections to refuse service to lesbian and gay people.
Instead, the justices focused on how the Colorado Civil Rights Commission handled the case. The narrow ruling, University of Denver law professor Nancy Leong said, didn’t “get to that fundamental tension at all really, it entirely hinges on these statements that were made by members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission.”
Fox News has more details on the court's decision:
The couple, Melissa and Aaron Klein, cited religious beliefs as their reason for not providing services for a gay wedding. This touched off the latest in a series of such cases making headlines in recent years. During the court's last term, justices ruled in favor of a Colorado baker in a similar situation, stating that a state body demonstrated improper hostility toward the baker's religion in finding that he violated a state anti-discrimination law.
On Monday, the Supreme Court sent the Klein case back down to a lower court "for further consideration in light of" their Colorado decision.
The central disputes in the case -- which pits LGBT rights against religious freedom considerations -- have yet to be addressed by the Supreme Court.
A similar case involving Washington state florist Baronelle Stutzman previously was sent back so the state court could review its decision against Stutzman in light of the Colorado case. The Washington court upheld its decision, and the case is expected to go back before the Supreme Court once more.