I couldn’t believe the Supreme Court ruled for the Colorado baker in the same-sex wedding cake case. I’m thinking the Supreme Court tried to limit the case to the particular facts. If not, this could allow a lot of discrimination that the Supreme Court already stated with the Commerce Clause does not allow when engaged in commerce.
Even private actors, for example, must serve blacks — but apparently not gay people. It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
As for Hatch and Lee’s reactions to the ruling — it’s OK to discriminate against one group but not another. What’s to stop people from discontinuing business relations with Mormons because they do not want to associate with people of a religion they do not like? It is a slippery slope.
Michele Stuart, Salt Lake City