The Colorado Civil Rights Commission just ruled this week that business owner and baker Jack Phillips (Masterpiece Cakeshop) must bake cakes for homosexual marriages. Francis Beckwith, a professor at Baylor University, noted some irony in this ruling (this quote granted with Beckwith’s permission from Facebook correspondence):
Oddly, with no-fault divorce, each partner in a same-sex couple has less of a legal obligation to each other than the baker has to the couple. Apparently, the state believes that the relationship between baker and gay couple is of much greater importance than the same-sex union it claims in this ruling to vindicate. Or another way to put it: It is more difficult in Colorado for a baker to leave a customer than it is for a partner to leave a marriage. Some cakes are just more equal than human beings.
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