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June 5, 2018

Refusal to bake a gay wedding cake compared to the Holocaust

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:11 pm

You can read about it in this news article: https://reason.com/volokh/2018/06/04/the-masterpiece-cakeshop-decision-leaves

The following quote is from the news article:

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Do bakers have a First Amendment right to refuse to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, even if there’s a state law banning sexual orientation discrimination by such businesses?

Do they have a First Amendment right to refuse to bake such cakes that contain text or symbolism (e.g., rainbow striping) that the bakers disapprove of?

How about wedding photographers or videographers, who create products that (unlike most cakes) are traditionally seen as speech? How about calligraphers or graphic designers, who have an objection to personally writing or typing certain messages?

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So how does not baking a cake compare to the Holocaust?
During the Holocaust, gay men were arrested and sent to concentration camps — for breaking the law, not for being gay.  It was against the law in Germany for men to engage in homosexual acts.