The Supreme Court is currently hearing Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, a case that will ultimately decide if the state violated Colorado baker Jack Phillips’s First Amendment rights, after compelling him to bake a cake for a gay wedding. David Mullins and Charlie Craig tried to commission a cake from Phillips in 2012, but he refused to make a cake celebrating gay marriage because of his religious beliefs.
The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, and Phillips was found in violation of the state's anti-discrimination laws. Many seem confused about the significance of the case, and are wondering why the couple just didn't go somewhere else. It's just cake! But if the Supreme Court rules in Phillips' favor, it could be a landmark decision that paves the way for all sorts of businesses to discriminate against gay people, or anyone really, based on their religious beliefs—which you gotta admit, are kinda wishy-washy. Also straight up bigoted, in this instance.
This is all pretty serious stuff. But here's a joke we can all appreciate: