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How Do YOU Answer Justice Kennedy’s Question: "Could [a] baker put a sign in his window: ‘We do not bake cakes for gay weddings’?"

by Countable | 12.6.17

The Supreme Court is currently hearing arguments about whether a baker can refuse to create a wedding cake for a gay couple because of his religious beliefs.

Justice Anthony Kennedy asked a Trump administration lawyer, who sides with the baker:

"If you prevail, could the baker put a sign in his window [reading] 'We do not bake cakes for gay weddings'?"

Solicitor General Noel Francisco answered:

"Your Honor, I think that he could say he does not make custom-made wedding cakes for gay weddings, but most cakes—"

Kennedy interrupted:

"And you would not think that an affront to the gay community?"

However, the justice later said that the state civil rights commission that had ruled against the baker had been "neither tolerant nor respectful of Mr. Phillips’ religious beliefs."

How would YOU answer Justice Kennedy’s question? Should bakers be allowed to put up a sign reading "We do not bake cakes for gay weddings"? Is it an affront to the gay community? Or is the real intolerance against the bakers' religious beliefs? Share your comments below.

—Josh Herman

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