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Cake Baker’s Supreme Court Win Leaves Open Questions on Gay Rights

  • Court says Colorado officials showed hostility toward religion
  • Justices will have another chance soon to rule on issue
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Bloomberg Law’s Kimberly Robinson reports on the U.S. Supreme Court throwing out a gay-bias case against a baker.(Source: Bloomberg)
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The U.S. Supreme Court left unresolved questions about the competing rights of business owners and gay customers as the justices issued a narrow ruling Monday favoring a Colorado baker who wouldn’t make a cake to celebrate a same-sex wedding.

Voting 7-2, the court tossed out a Colorado Civil Rights Commission finding that the baker had violated a state civil-rights law. The high court said the decision was tainted by anti-religious bias, pointing to one commissioner’s comments that religion had been used to justify slavery and the Holocaust.