Religious Freedom Alert: Supreme Court Could Follow ‘Bake the Cake’ with Decision to Hear ‘Arrange the Flowers’ Case This Week

Religious Freedom Alert: Supreme Court Could Follow ‘Bake the Cake’ with Decision to Hear ‘Arrange the Flowers’ Case This Week – The Court could decide as early as Monday whether to take up a second case in Washington state that revolves around the issue of whether artists can be required to provide services for same-sex weddings even if it goes against their religious beliefs. The court already issued a ruling involving a Colorado baker who refused to make a specialty cake for a same-sex marriage. But that ruling left open the major question about whether religious beliefs are a valid reason for refusing an order. The florist’s lawyers claim that the State of Washington erred in ways that mirrors the “bake the cake” case: “The state, in short, has treated Barronelle with neither tolerance nor respect.” Read more: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/courts/supreme-court-could-follow-bake-the-cake-with-arrange-the-flowers-ruling-this-week