Junior Ganymede
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January 18th, 2015 by Bookslinger

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January 18th, 2015 17:19:17
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G.
January 19, 2015

To my mind the gay wedding cake cases and this anti-gay wedding cake case aren’t completely comparable. It would be more squarely the same if the bakery refused a wedding cake with a man and a woman that said ‘yay, traditional marriage’ or ‘breeders are the awesome!’ or something along those lines.

Whichever way you slice the issue, though, its apparent on all counts that civility is dead.


Bookslinger
January 19, 2015

Granted, the cases are not 100% congruent mirror images.

But the analogy holds at the level of: Can a business that serves the general public be forced to provide something that is within its advertised services (ie, custom-decorated cakes) if the content of the customization is offensive to the business, yet legal per se?

Could a Muslim photographer/videographer be required by law to provide services for a Bar Mitzvah?


G.
January 19, 2015

Books,
the situation still might not be analogous, because I’m pretty sure the Christian bakery’s objection wasn’t to putting two women on top of the cake, it was to making a cake that would be used in a gay wedding ceremony. Legally it makes a difference because writing out a statement is clearly speech.


Bookslinger
January 19, 2015

In that case the bakery that was asked to make the “anti gay” cake becomes a publisher. And I assume there are precedents/rulings which allow publishers to have discretion on what they publish. However, i assume there is currently ongoing erosion of the 1st amendment rights of publishers too.

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