U.S. Supreme Court sides with baker in same-sex wedding cake case

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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a Colorado man who refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple due to his religious beliefs, but the nation’s top court did not rule on the larger issue.

The case involved Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, and Charlie Craig and David Mullins. The couple went to the cakeshop in 2012 to get a cake for their same-sex wedding, but the owner refused due to his religious beliefs.

In a 7-2 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the baker. But the ruling was limited to this particular case and it did not address the larger issue: whether a business can refuse to serve gay and lesbian people on the grounds of religious beliefs.

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