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'We Need to Talk' about the Supreme Court's decision in the gay wedding cake case



WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Earlier this month, in perhaps one of the more anticipated SCOTUS decisions, the high court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker from Colorado, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.

SCOTUS rules that baker can refuse to make a cake for an LBGT couple

In 2012, a same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, approached the baker, an alleged devout Catholic, who cited religious beliefs as his reason for denying service to the two men.

Charlie Craig, David Mullins
Charlie Craig, left, and David Mullins touch foreheads after leaving the Supreme Court which is hearing the case, the 'Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission' today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

As a result, the two men approached the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for support, claiming that they had been discriminated against due to their sexual affiliation.

The CCRC sided with the gay couple, citing that the baker had to make the cake.

The baker persisted and the case ended up in the Supreme Court.

In a 7-2 decision, the SCOTUS sided with the baker, stating that the CCRC had been unfairly hostile toward the baker due to his religious beliefs, which ultimately violated his religious protection laws in the United States.

Jack Phillips
Baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs did not violate Colorado's anti-discrimination law Monday, June 4, 2018, in Lakewood, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Join us for "We Need to Talk" as we discuss the ruling and its potential aftermath.

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