7 Takeaways from the Supreme Court’s Bakery Case

The Supreme Court’s decision in the Masterpiece Cakeshop case, announced on June 4, 2018, has major implications for religious liberty. (This was the case where baker Jack Phillips was punished by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after he declined to create a custom wedding cake to celebrate a same-sex union.) Because the decision was ultimately based on narrower grounds than most had expected, it left many questions unanswered. Still, there are several key takeaways worth considering.