Not the one before the Supreme Court…but one of the first…
Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe agreed with the argument that Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield owner Cathy Miller’s right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law. HOWEVER:
“A retail tire shop may not refuse to sell a tire because the owner does not want to sell tires to same sex couples,” Lampe wrote. “No baker may place their wares in a public display case, open their shop, and then refuse to sell because of race, religion, gender, or gender identification.”
In other words…you don’t have the right to not sell a cake to a group or groups that you feel are an affront to your beliefs…but the Freedom of Artistic and Religious Expression mean’s you also can’t be forced to create one.
I thought the ruling was reasonable and correct.