By declining to hear the lawsuit and allow the ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals from past year to stand, the rule continues to allow that the "2nd Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public".
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers argued that the Supreme Court's consideration of the case could open a "gaping hole" in civil rights laws if businesses can opt out of providing services for events that they do not wish to promote, such as homosexual weddings.
The new ruling could most immediate affect a case set for a hearing at the Arizona Supreme Court where the justices are considering the rights of the non-biological parent when a same-sex couple gets divorced.
"The Court has not heard argument in a Second Amendment case in over seven years-since March 2, 2010, in McDonald v". The men married in MA and wanted to buy a cake from Phillips for their Denver reception.
They later filed a complaint the civil rights commission in the area and claimed they were turned away due to their gender but Phillips pointed out that he turned them away because of his religious belief and not because they are gay. Mullins described the owner's actions as offensive and de-humanizing.
No federal law requires businesses to serve all customers without regard to their sexual orientation, but 21 states have "public accommodations" laws that prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
Phillips says it is not fair to characterize him as anti-gay.
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra today released the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision to review the legality of the Trump Administration's Muslim travel ban and to keep in place a substantial part of two lower court preliminary injunctions blocking the travel ban.
"This has always been about more than a cake". "That's discrimination and it's based on who they are". "Masterpiece does not convey a message supporting same-sex marriages merely by abiding by the law and serving its customers equally", the court said.
"It imperils everyone's freedom by crushing dissent instead of tolerating a diversity of views".
"I create canvas. I also create the paints and then I create the art", said Phillips. The courts sided with the couple.
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday left in place a California law that limits the carrying of concealed guns. "Business owners have a right to run their businesses the way they choose".