These legal skirmishes draw similar battle lines between religious freedoms and gay rights.
Jeff Hunt of the Centennial Institute, a Christian think tank, and Miguel De La Torre, an Iliff professor and Baptist minister, represent two very different Christian perspectives.
Baker Jack Phillips was back at the bakery today, greeting supporters and customers, as the couple struggled with the decision with their lawyers.
Gov. Hickenlooper said Colorado will “take seriously the Court’s admonition that the state must apply its laws and regulations in a manner that is neutral toward religion."
What was expected to be a close vote with wide-ranging effects came down as a narrow decision with limited reach.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the court, which voted 7-2 to reverse a lower court's ruling.
The theme of this year's summit is "Fortifying Freedom," appropriate for a time where many conservatives feel their freedoms are under attack.
These are the possible outcomes that could be decided by the nation’s highest court when it comes to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
The justice has been both the court's most visible defender of gay rights as well as its greatest supporter of free speech.
The backdrop to all this: a commission ruling in favor of a gay couple against the owner of Masterpiece Cake in Lakewood.