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Free Association & Religious Liberty: The Straight Couples Only Club?

November 2017 - Equality Blog
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The latest post in the Equality Blog series titled "Frosting on the Cakes: Non-Discrimination Laws, First Amendment in the Mix at Supreme Court (Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, No. 16-111)" by Chad M. Eggspuehler.

Anticipation continues to build as the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the ACLU filed their responsive merits briefs and the Supreme Court announced an argument date of December 5. Plus, Time magazine just ran a compelling piece from the mother of the couple denied service by Masterpiece Cakeshop, “How It Feels When Someone Refuses to Make Your Son a Wedding Cake.” (Article and interview available here.) As I continue to plow through the parties’ merits briefs and the various amici, I’d like to pick up with the First Amendment free exercise claim, as well as another First Amendment issue lurking behind the pleadings: the freedom of association.

Read the blog post here.