The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a historic case that protects the right to free exercise of religion against the LGBT "sexual orientation" law that was being used to force a Christian baker to violate his conscience.
The Court ruled that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the neutrality required by the First Amendment by making disparaging comments against Jack Phillips' religious beliefs regarding same-sex "marriage." Jack Philips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to use his artistic talents and expression to promote a same-sex ceremony.
Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief in this case defending Jack Philips' right to freedom of expression.
As with Jack Phillips, Kim Davis, and many other people of faith facing the onslaught of LGBT radicalism, Liberty Counsel is engaged in a number of cases defending the free speech rights of ministries, business owners, and individuals who are being attacked for holding to biblical principles in their lives as Americans.
Liberty Counsel's legal team recently filed an objection to a an overreaching subpoena launched by Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (Lambda Legal) that seeks information from Dr. Ronnie Floyd and Tony Perkins that violates the First Amendment, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and civil procedure rules.
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Though the Supreme Court focused on the explicit hostility exhibited by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in this specific instance, this significant decision will have a wide impact regarding the clash between free speech and the LGBT agenda, including laws that add "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."
Twenty-one states have "public accommodations" laws that include one or both phrases. They include California and six other states in the West, Illinois and three other states in the upper Midwest, and 10 states on the East Coast from Maryland to Maine. No state in the South or on the Great Plains has such a law.
Liberty Counsel has been sounding the alarm about the inevitable effects of misguided pro-homosexual and transgender laws and directives for many years. We've been fighting in courtrooms and the court of public opinion when only a few saw what was coming!
Right now, our caseload is expanding to include more individuals whose rights are being trampled by the radical Left—people who are being silenced, fined, and in some cases even jailed for standing for what they believe.
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