California Court Upholds First Amendment Rights of Wedding Cake Creators

In a wonderful First Amendment victory, California Superior Court Judge David Lampe ruled in favor of Christian baker Cathy Miller of Tastries Bakery.

Miller refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple last August but was willing to sell them a pre-made cake. The lesbian couple refused the offer and took their case to the California Department of Fair Housing, which launched a formal investigation. Miller contacted Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund to fight back.

Instead of bowing to the Left’s LGBT agenda, Judge Lampe opted to side with freedom of speech guaranteed by the Constitution by saying, “The State asks this court to compel Miller to use her talents to design and create cake [sic] she has not yet conceived with the knowledge that her work will be displayed in celebration of marital union her religion forbids . . . Such an order would be the stuff of tyranny.”

If Lampe had sided with the same-sex couple, Miller could have been forced to bake cakes against her religious beliefs or else have her business shut down.

Hopefully, the U.S. Supreme Court will exercise the same wisdom when it renders its decision later this year in the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips, who also refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because it violated his faith.

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