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There’s been a lot of rightful focus on Anthony Kennedy ahead of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, this Supreme Court term’s blockbuster case about whether commercial bakers have a constitutional right to refuse to serve same-sex couples planning their weddings. Show More Summary

Dividing the cake: high court briefs show First Amendment split

2 weeks agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Eugene Volokh and the Cato Institute amicus program hardly ever take opposite sides of a First Amendment case, but it’s happening in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. At issue is whether the concept of expression extends to cake decoration, and if so how far. Show More Summary

The Trump Administration Wants to Air its Homophobic Views Out Loud in the SCOTUS Anti-Gay Baker Case

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The Trump administration now wants time to speak in the “religious freedom” case going before the Supreme Court in early December. Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, involving anti-gay Colorado baker and his refusal…...Show More Summary

DOJ Petitions Supreme Court To Make Oral Arguments Against LGBT Rights During Colorado Baker Hearing

4 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the right wing Townhall: The Trump Administration asked the Supreme Court Wednesday for permission to speak during December 5th oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission which began when...Show More Summary

Trump administration to defend anti-gay discrimination before the Supreme Court

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court for time to speak in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission — the case of a baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple — on the side of the baker. This follows an amicus brief filed by Trump’s Department of Justice defending Jack […]

Gay couple to anti-gay baker: This is how nondiscrimination laws are supposed to work

On December 5, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case about whether a Christian baker has a First Amendment right to refuse to sell wedding cakes to a same-sex couple. This week, that same-sex couple, represented by the ACLU, and the Colorado commission that defended their rights, submitted […]

Michigan civil rights director declines bonus OKed in secret

The director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights is turning down a $24,740 bonus that was approved by a state commission in a closed-door vote. Agustin Arbulu said in … Click to Continue »

Abandon Proactive Copyright Filters, Huge Coalition Tells EU Heavyweights

Dozens of influential civil rights groups have called on EU decision-makers to abandon proposals for compulsory proactive copyright filters. Their open letter, addressed to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and colleagues,...Show More Summary

The Michigan Attorney General’s Sneak Attack on Civil Rights  

The ongoing battle for LGBTQ equality in Michigan suffered a significant setback this week. On Monday, after a months-long process, Michigan’s Civil Rights Commission finally seemed set to issue an “interpretive statement” as to whether Michigan law prohibits discrimination against LGBTQ people. Show More Summary

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Anti-Gay Baker Case on December 5

2 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the case involving an anti-gay baker who denied a gay couple’s request for a wedding cake, will be heard at the U.S. Supreme Court on December 5. The Trump administration has already sid… Read The post U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Anti-Gay Baker Case on December 5 appeared first on Towleroad.

Here’s how civil rights groups are fighting back against Donald Trump

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Civil rights advocates have launched a direct attack on President Donald Trump’s election integrity commission in the form of a grassroots campaign aimed at increasing voter participation in all 50 states. Taking a step beyond simply responding to Trump-backed efforts to find voter fraud, the...

How Civil Rights Groups Are Fighting Trump's Voter Fraud Commission in Every State

2 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

The campaign to fight voter disenfranchisement was purposefully launched in Kansas, the home turf of Kris Kobach, who leads President Donald Trump’s election fraud commission

Justice Kennedy in the Middle of the Cake Case

Everybody has opinion about how U.S. Supreme Court Justices will vote, but experts say one opinion really matters in the wedding cake case. In Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a baker refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker, said......

Board holds off for now on LGBT discrimination declaration

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission is holding off for now on deciding whether to declare that discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under … Click to Continue »

The Right to Equal Treatment: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Religious faith can't be used as an excuse for bigotry by business owners who refuse to serve same-sex couples. In July 2012, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, together with Charlie’s mother Debbie Munn, went to Masterpiece Cakeshop, a...Show More Summary

Trump's election fraud panel a 'calamitous failure' that's already suppressing the vote

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Donald Trump's sham election commission is doing exactly as well as you might expect or, actually, even worse. Former election officials and civil rights advocates say the panel is a disaster that far from improving voter confidence in our elections is already harming the system and even suppressing the vote. Show More Summary

"Cake Is His ‘Art.’ So Can He Deny One to a Gay Couple?"

A fair presentation by Adam Liptak in the NYT of what's at stake in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.Jack Phillips bakes beautiful cakes, and it is not a stretch to call him an artist.... “It’s more than just a cake,” he said at his bakery one recent morning. Show More Summary

The Right to Celebrate a Marriage: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Religious faith can't be used as an excuse for bigotry by business owners who refuse to serve same-sex couples. In July 2012, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, together with Charlie’s mother Debbie Munn, went to Masterpiece Cakeshop, a...Show More Summary

Trump's pick for top civil rights post opposed equal pay act for women and transgender bathroom use

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Shocker—Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. The Hill writes: Eric Dreiband, a former counsel at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under President George W. Bush, testified against...Show More Summary

Missouri Activists Gather Outside Civil Rights Exhibit To Denounce Trump Voter Fraud Panel

2 months agoNews : The Newsroom

ST. LOUIS ? While President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission met publicly for the second time on Tuesday, a coalition of voting rights groups gathered outside the Missouri History Museum here to denounce the panel and warn that Trump’s commission will likely lead to more voting restrictions.

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