The Supreme Court ruled in 2015 in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex couples have the same constitutional right to marry as heterosexual couples.  This was a landmark case and victory for same-sex couples across the U.S.  Since 2015, however, this case has sparked continual controversy.  One of the most publicized side-effects of the ruling is how cake bakers are reacting to the new law.  Bakers who oppose same-sex marriage argue that they should not be required to bake for same-sex marriage weddings because it conflicts with their religious views, and therefore violates their religious liberty rights under the Constitution.  The most recent case heard before the Supreme Court is on this precise issue - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission put forth oral arguments on December 5, 2017.  The couple went into the bake shop in Lakewood, Colorado and were immediately told that the baker would not bake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.  The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which agreed that the baker violated state law by refusing to bake for the couple.  Colorado state courts agreed.  The baker then appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  He argued that forcing him to bake for a gay couple's wedding is forcing him to express a view contrary to his religious beliefs, violating his right to religious liberty and freedom of speech.  The couple counter argues that refusing to bake for their wedding is discrimination based on sexual orientation, which is prohibited by Colorado state law, but not federal law.  The Supreme Court will make their decision sometime in 2018.

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