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Panel Discussion: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

Panel Discussion: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

On October 12, 2017, OUTLaw, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law’s LGBT affinity group, hosted a panel discussing Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an upcoming Supreme Court case. The case centers on whether businesses can refuse service to LGBTQ customers based on their First Amendment rights to free speech and free exercise of religion. The petitioner in Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to make a rainbow cake for a same-sex marriage ceremony. Professor Andrew Koppelman, a Northwestern constitutional law professor and scholar,…

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