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Icing on the Cake: Justice Dept. Backs Christian Baker Bound for Supreme Court

Trump administration sides with Masterpiece Cakeshop’s religious liberty claim for refusing same-sex wedding clients. A Christian baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding has a major backer as his case heads to the US Supreme Court this fall: the Trump administration. The Department of Justice has sided with Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, arguing that governments “may not … truncate the First Amendment by compelling a person to create a piece of artwork—particularly one that violates the artist’s conscience.
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