Saturday, April 20, 2024

Is Baking Cakes Art?


If tattooing, passing out syringes, and kissing is art, then obviously the answer is, yes.

But the real question is whether the U.S. Supreme Court agrees. Here’s an interesting overview of a case now before the U.S. Supreme Court on whether a baker may refuse to serve a gay couple because the baker sees his practice as art, therefore arguing that the government cannot compel him to say something he does not agree with. The baker’s argument rests in part on a 1977 U.S. Supreme Court decision concerning state license plates.

Do you agree? The case is Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.


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