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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 Yogyakarta Principles, an Effort to Protect the LGBTQ+ Community

From Dec. 6 until Dec. 9, 2006, a meeting conducted by groups of human rights experts, such as a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations independent experts, people who were members of the United Nations treaty bodies, activists, judges and academics, was held in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. They discussed a set of rules which would be able to protect the rights of people in the LGBTQ+ community and make sure that their


Heteronormativity Is Not the New Normal

In a few cases of friendship, a bond between a male and a female – no matter how close or far the distance is – will tend make people see it as a platonic to romantic relationship. This kind of perspective will grow into the prediction that both of them will date each other. Somehow, this kind of thought makes men and women uncomfortable that they don’t feel like befriending with the opposite sexes. It

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