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Judge rules California canít force Christian baker to make same-sex wedding cakes
Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2018 | Alex Swoyer

Posted on 02/06/2018 4:33:28 PM PST by RevelationDavid

A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker’s free speech rights.

Superior Court Judge David R. Lampe said in his Monday ruling that wedding cakes run to the core of the First Amendment.

“It is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage. There could not be a greater form of expressive conduct,” the judge wrote.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: baker; bakerweddingcake; cake; california; christian; christianbaker; gay; gayweddingcake; judgelampe; samesex; weddingcake
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A California judge refused this week to order a baker to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker’s free speech rights.

Superior Court Judge David R. Lampe said in his Monday ruling that wedding cakes run to the core of the First Amendment.

“It is an artistic expression by the person making it that is to be used traditionally as a centerpiece in the celebration of a marriage. There could not be a greater form of expressive conduct,” the judge wrote.

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1 posted on 02/06/2018 4:33:29 PM PST by RevelationDavid
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To: RevelationDavid

Thank God. Despite the ridiculousness of our governor and other reps, Christians make up most of our state’s population. We just don’t have strong , appealing conservative candidates step up to the plate enough.


2 posted on 02/06/2018 4:36:10 PM PST by GoldenState_Rose
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To: RevelationDavid

California? This will be overturned in about five minutes.


3 posted on 02/06/2018 4:36:19 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: RevelationDavid

Common sense breaking out in a California courtroom? Is the original source ‘The Onion’ here?


4 posted on 02/06/2018 4:36:45 PM PST by Nateman (Who cares what the left says, it's usually a lie.)
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To: RevelationDavid

Just shop around the Gay Way ,LOL


5 posted on 02/06/2018 4:37:27 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: RevelationDavid

You mean Lincoln really DID free the slaves?


6 posted on 02/06/2018 4:38:26 PM PST by freedumb2003 (obozo took 8 years to try to destroy us. Trump took 1 to rebuild us. MAGA!!)
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To: RevelationDavid

Freedom of expression is allowing someone to make a same sex “wedding” cake. Slavery is forcing someone to do it.


7 posted on 02/06/2018 4:43:17 PM PST by Telepathic Intruder
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To: freedumb2003

OMG a judge in CA. ruled this way, pigs are flying past my kitchen window!!!! Enter 9th circuit!!!!


8 posted on 02/06/2018 4:46:53 PM PST by Trump Girl Kit Cat (Yosemite Sam raising hell)
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To: RevelationDavid
Who in their right mind would eat something forced by the state to cook?

You can bet its gonna be a special chocolate colon cleanse cake!

9 posted on 02/06/2018 4:51:55 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing")
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To: RevelationDavid

Oops!

I guess they picked the wrong judge!


10 posted on 02/06/2018 4:52:13 PM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: RevelationDavid

A set back for the pink mafia? And from a California judge!

Makes my day.


11 posted on 02/06/2018 4:54:40 PM PST by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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To: RevelationDavid

Where’s he gonna live after they burn his house down?


12 posted on 02/06/2018 4:56:10 PM PST by bigbob (Trust Trump. Trust Sessions. The Great Awakening is at hand...MAGA!)
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To: GoldenState_Rose

I cannot fathom how the government forcing someone to bake a cake doesn’t violate the 13th Amendment.

How is that not indentured servitude?


13 posted on 02/06/2018 4:57:23 PM PST by jazminerose (Adorable Deplorable)
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To: RevelationDavid

SAY WHAT??

Yippee! and Thank God.

At least one California judge on the side of the Constitution.


14 posted on 02/06/2018 4:58:09 PM PST by lizma2
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To: RevelationDavid
ruling that to do otherwise would be to trample on the baker’s free speech rights.

Why would it be contrary to free speech? That doesn't make any sense. — Now, saying it would violate involuntary servitude does make sense.

15 posted on 02/06/2018 5:04:54 PM PST by Edward.Fish
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To: Edward.Fish

Free speech in the sense that he can’t be forced to say what he doesn’t wish to say.


16 posted on 02/06/2018 5:07:48 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Tryin' hard to win the No-Bull Prize.)
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To: jazminerose

indentured servitude as well as debtor’s prison is alive and well in the United States. It’s called “Child” Support. More acurately termed Matriarchy Support.


17 posted on 02/06/2018 5:09:11 PM PST by AbolishCSEU (Amount of "child" support paid is inversely proportionate to mother's actual parenting of children)
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To: RevelationDavid

ABOUT TIME


18 posted on 02/06/2018 5:09:28 PM PST by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: rawcatslyentist

“Who in their right mind would eat something forced by the state to cook?”

They don’t care about eating it, they just want you to be forced to make it.


19 posted on 02/06/2018 5:09:54 PM PST by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: Nateman
Common sense breaking out in a California courtroom? Is the original source ‘The Onion’ here?

State district court judge. Don't be surprised if it gets appealed.

20 posted on 02/06/2018 5:10:19 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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