Well, it took many years, but the Supreme Court has ruled on the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission case. Though they didn’t exactly rule in such a way that either side won.
Well not exactly anyways, the ruling was simply that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission case was more like a dismissal that favored the baker. And from what I can find, it was because of the comments of a judge in one of the lower courts in Colorado. However this ruling was enough which allowed the baker to win the case and be free from baking the cake.
Personally, I adamantly disagree at the idea Bible says anything negative against a loving relationship (marriage) between two consenting adults. It clearly does not and requires a huge amount of manipulation of what the Bible actually does say to get it to be against gays. However, I do think that the Supreme Court should have given us a more clear verdict. Where it makes it clear, that you cannot force a religious person to act against their religious beliefs.
This whole case was nothing more than a joke in my opinion. The gay couple simply could have just gone to another Bakery and have the cake made by a baker who is willing to take money. This is part of how capitalism works. Not to mention, this was not exactly a small town with only one Baker.
Also, the thing that people fail to understand in this case, is that this business was a private business, not a corporation. This means they actually do not serve the public, they serve those they choose. Those in their private transaction, that’s it. I would think the word private, private business would make this pretty clear. So they are not required to serve everyone, violating the religious rights and right to free expression.
This is why we cannot go into Jewish kosher deli and order bacon. Or demand a Islamic halal meat shop do the same. You cannot force the owners of a private shop to violate their religion because someone demands they do. Private entities are not slaves, and thus have the right to refuse service and lose out on money in the process.
However despite him not being a slave, that is exactly how the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was treating him. Ruling that the was no longer allowed to make any wedding cakes, while forcing Jack, the bakery owner, to provide for his employees, gay-friendly reeducation.
He was literally being forced by the Civil Rights Commission, due to two LGBQ+SubtractThe5 bullies, to violate his religious beliefs. He was the one ultimately being discriminated in this case. A religious man who had been equally baking cakes for gay people just like he did straight people. Birthday cakes, rainbow cakes (Yes Christians like rainbows, so he’s making the same kind of cake for gays) etc… However, he just refuse to make a particular cake that was not on his list of cakes that he makes due to his religious beliefs.
This man is being forced to say something that he doesn’t want to say in the form of his artistic expression (cakes). This is wrong, unethical, unjust and unconstitutional.