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The Supreme Court will soon hear the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop, a Colorado bakery that was penalized for discrimination when it refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Because we are living in the upside down, Trump’s Department of Justice has submitted an amicus brief for the case… siding with the bakers. The DoJ says that abiding by the public accommodations law and baking a wedding cake for the gay couple would be a violation of the bakery owner’s religious freedom.
“Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held religious beliefs invades his First Amendment rights,” the Justice Department wrote in an amicus brief filed ahead of oral argument in the case. “In the view of the United States, a … First Amendment intrusion occurs where a public accommodations law compels someone to create expression for a particular person or entity and to participate, literally or figuratively, in a ceremony or other expressive event.”
Businesses and other places that are considered “public accommodations” are barred by law from discriminating against people on the basis of factors like race and religion. The DOJ brief suggests that such laws should not be able to compel artists to create “inherently communicative” goods, like wedding cakes. […]
“A custom wedding cake can be sufficiently artistic to qualify as pure speech, akin to a sculptural centerpiece,” the Justice Department wrote. “In short, a custom wedding cake is not an ordinary baked good; its function is more communicative and artistic than utilitarian.”
Every day brings another sign that they are not rooting for us, and they never have been. Sigh.