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Tom Brejcha
2018-06-04

Dear Jerome ,

The Supreme Court just delivered a HUGE victory for religious liberty.

The Justices ruled 7-2 in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.
"The Commission's hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment's guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion."
– Justice Anthony Kennedy, author of the majority opinion
If you aren't familiar with the case, two gay men walked into Jack Phillips' bakery in 2012 and asked him to make a cake for their wedding reception. Jack apologized and told the couple he couldn't help them.

The couple filed a formal complaint against Jack and the Colorado courts ruled that by refusing to bake them a cake, he broke laws banning discrimination by companies that offer their services to the public.

The Thomas More Society attorneys vigorously disagreed with the lower courts' rulings – so we filed an Amicus Curiae "friend of the court" brief in support of Jack.

And I'm thrilled to learn our side prevailed and the Supreme Court defended the First Amendment and reversed the lower courts' decisions.

But this battle is far from over. If you read the Court's opinion, you'll see that it leaves important issues open for resolution in future cases...

...which means we must now wait to learn whether the Justices will agree to review a similar case involving a florist that has already made it to the Court.

The Thomas More Society also filed an Amicus Curiae brief in that case, and I'm eager to see how the Justices will rule.

In light of today's decision, I am optimistic they'll make the right judgment. So stay tuned...

Sincerely,
Thomas More Society
Tom Brejcha – President & Chief Counsel

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