Washington, D.C—This week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in one of the most pivotal cases to be considered by the court this year: Masterpiece Cake Shop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Masterpiece Cake Shop was sued for refusing to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple. If the Justices side with the business in this case, many are concerned it will seriously impede hard fought civil rights protections for years to come.
The Justices are being asked to decide whether businesses that are open to the public, like the Masterpiece Cake Shop, have the right to refuse service to members of the LGBT community in violation of laws designed to protect all Americans from discrimination.
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