Alliance Defending Freedom has asked that the U.S. Supreme Court consolidate the case of Colorado baker Jack Phillips with Washington state florist Barronelle Stutzman. The basis for the request is that both cases deal with the creative expression rights of Christian artists to deny requests for same-sex “wedding” services if it goes against their strongly held religious beliefs.
Both Phillips and Stutzman were willing to continue to sell products to their respective customers and were willing to identify other businesses that would have provided the “wedding” services they wanted, but the two homosexual couples chose to press their issues through lawsuits.
It is hoped that since the Court has agreed to hear Phillips’ case, it will also hear Stutzman’s case. Phillips’ case is scheduled to be heard in the fall.
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