This is a major win for religious liberty nation-wide…
The Supreme Court refused to take up a high-profile religious liberty case involving a family of Christian bakers and instead sent it back to the lower courts.
The case of Aaron and Melissa Klein has been remanded to the Oregon Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court also tossed out the Court of Appeals’ previous decision to uphold a $135,000 fine because of their refusal of making a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.
“This is a victory for Aaron and Melissa Klein and for religious liberty for all Americans,” said First Liberty president, CEO and Chief Counsel Kelly Shackelford, whose organization is representing the Kleins along with Boyden Gray & Associates. “The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from condemnation by the government. The message from the Court is clear, government hostility toward religious Americans will not be tolerated.”
Since and despite the 2018 ruling, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips has been sued multiple times for alleged discrimination.