Tony Katz Today
Supreme Court Hears Same-Sex Marriage Cake Case
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The Supreme Court is hearing a case about religious freedom and LGBT rights on Tuesday as it considers arguments from a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex couple's marriage.
LGBT rights advocates say if the Supreme Court ultimately sides with baker Jack Philips, it will diminish its landmark opinion from two years ago that cleared the way for same-sex marriage nationwide.
Meanwhile, both sides say that a ruling in favor of Phillips would open the door to claims from others who engage in professional services to claim that their religious liberty exempts them from public accommodation laws applicable to other businesses.
WIBC host Tony Katz told listeners that the case ultimately comes down to the right on an individual business owner to say 'no.'
If you can't say no you can't be free. A slave cannot say no. If you cannot say no - regardless of the subject - you cannot be free. You have to be able to say 'no' in a true, good, decent, valuable society. So that's first and foremost.
What this gay couple is saying is that this baker should be forced to do things against his will for the good of society. That doesn't create a good society.
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