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Why the Same-Sex Wedding Cake Case Is Such a Big Deal

Earlier this week, the case Masterpiece Bakery Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission was heard by the Supreme Court. For those who aren’t aware, this case comes from an event which occurred in 2015 when Charlie Craig and David Mullins walked into Masterpiece Bakery to purchase a cake for their upcoming wedding after the recent legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States. Upon entering, the men were met with the owner, Jack Phillips who, when asked


The Implications of Texas’s Decision to Deny Same-Sex Couples Government Benefits

Today, June 30th 2017, was a massive step back for the gay rights movement. The Texas Supreme Court has ruled that married gay couples are not entitled to government spousal benefits. In 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States decided the Obergefell v. Hodges case, which gave same-sex couples the right to marry and required government departments to give benefits to same-sex spouses of government employees. The Texas court did not plan to even hear the case

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