It Isn’t About the Damn Cake | Dame Magazine

Justice Neil Gorsuch has already indicated that he won’t look favorably on an expansive view of LGBTQ rights. He dissented from the Court’s opinion in Pavan v. Smith, a case where Arkansas refused to place both names of a female same-sex couple on a birth certificate even though they automatically do so for a male-female couple. Dissenting in that case showed that Gorsuch doesn’t really consider the Court’s landmark same-sex marriage decision, Obergefell v. Hodges, settled law, and that he will make LGBTQ people fight tooth and nail for every possible right.   At first glance, whether or not a bakery refuses to bake a cake for a same-sex couple doesn’t necessarily seem as terrible, objectively, as those instances where people seek to deny LGBTQ people things like mental-health treatment or, worse still, impose horrifying conversion therapy upon them. However, they all spring from the same discriminatory impulse: the notion, a wholly anti-American one, that you can treat people differently if you don’t agree with who they are.

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