Since then, the highest federal court in the country has weighed-in on about a dozen other LGBTQ rights—related cases, which have had powerful impacts on the gay rights movement. SCOTUS's first gay rights case focused on the First Amendment—specifically, how the rights of free speech and press apply to homosexual content. In , Los Angeles' postmaster Otto Olesen ordered federal postal authorities to seize ONE , a homosexual magazine the nation's first , arguing that the magazine's content was "obscene. One, Inc. A lower court ruled in favor of the government and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with this ruling.
Supreme Court sides with baker who refused to make wedding cake for gay couple
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Washington CNN The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same sex couple because of a religious objection. More Videos Supreme Court rules in same-sex wedding cake case Colorado baker: I couldn't create this cake.
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The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same- sex couple because it violated his religious beliefs. In the opinion issued by Justice Anthony Kennedy, the court disagreed with a Colorado court's previous ruling that the gay couple, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, had been discriminated against based on sexual orientation. The Supreme Court decision said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was hostile to Phillips' first amendment rights and that his "religious objection was not considered with the neutrality that the Free Exercise Clause requires.
In a long-sought victory for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. The Times has concluded updates on the stream. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook , and sign up for the First Draft politics newsletter. Marshall, the former chief justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, was a legal trailblazer, writing the majority opinion in the Goodridge case that made Massachusetts the first state to allow gay marriage.