Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , U. The case dealt with Masterpiece Cakeshop, a bakery in Lakewood , Colorado , which refused to provide a wedding cake to a gay couple based on the owner's religious beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission, evaluating the case under the state's anti-discrimination law , the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, found that the bakery had discriminated against the couple and issued specific orders for the bakery. Following appeals within the state that affirmed the Commission's decision, the bakery took the case to the U.
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court
The LGBTQ Supreme Court Cases That Could Be More Consequential Than Gay Marriage
T he United States has witnessed a remarkable shift in LGBTQ rights and visibility in the 50 years since the Stonewall uprising — and in just the last few years, LGBTQ people have won the right to marry, have hit a record high in representation on television and have seen the first openly gay major presidential candidate begin his campaign. And just as advocates fought their battle American culture, they also did so in the courts, including the U. Supreme Court. Over the last half a century, the court first denied and then affirmed that LGBTQ people have the right to consensual sex, and then the right to marry whom they choose. The first case will consider the dismissals of a county government employee and a skydiving instructor, who were fired for being gay.
2 justices slam court’s 2015 decision in gay marriage case as Supreme Court opens new term
In August, Gillian Branstetter, the media relations manager for the National Center for Transgender Equality, asked an audience a simple question. The response she received was "discouraging" at best. Branstetter then asked people in the room to raise their hands if they knew who Stephens was.
By Caitlin Huey-Burns - March 28, Supreme Court, where justices this week heard two separate cases involving same-sex marriage. But for the first-term Wisconsin lawmaker, the issue of marriage equality hits even closer than that.