WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court is taking on a new clash between gay rights and religion in a case about a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.
The justices said Monday they will consider whether a baker who
objects to same-sex marriage on religious grounds can refuse to make a
wedding cake for a gay couple.
The case asks the high court to balance the religious rights of the
baker against the couple's right to equal treatment under the law.
Similar disputes have popped up across the United States, including Gresham. The case of the the Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakers made national headlines after refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian couple's wedding, and landed before the Oregon Court of Appeals.
The decision to take on the case reflects renewed energy among the
court's conservative justices, whose ranks have recently been bolstered
by the addition of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the high court.