Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Press Is Wrong on Masterpiece Cakeshop. The Baker Lost.

Andrew Koppelman

The press is reporting that the Christian baker who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding has won his case in the Supreme Court. That is technically accurate but deeply misleading. He did get the decision against him reversed, but the next time he turns away a same-sex couple (as he has said he will do), he will lose his case. The Court’s opinion provides no tangible help for the baker or other religious objectors to antidiscrimination laws, though it offers them some important moral encouragement.

I explain at The American Prospect, here.

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