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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:32 PM

Hawaii Supreme Court hands anti-LGBTQ hate group a post-'Masterpiece Cakeshop' defeat

Source: Think Progress

Reverse discrimination is not a winning argument.

ZACK FORD JUL 11, 2018, 4:53 PM

The Hawaii Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a bed & breakfast that refused to serve a same-sex couple nearly six years ago. It’s the latest defeat for the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the anti-LGBTQ hate group that defended the baker at the center of Masterpiece Cakeshop who refused to serve a same-sex couple.

The case dates all the way back to 2012, when Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford, a same-sex couple, sought lodging from the Aloha B&B. Its owner, Phyllis Young, refused to let them stay there because she believes homosexuality — and allowing a same-sex couple to stay together — violated her religious beliefs. The couple sued because Hawaii prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and in 2013, a state judge ruled against Young.

Represented by ADF, Young appealed, but it wasn’t until this past February that a Hawaii appeals court issued a ruling — once more in the couple’s favor. Young subsequently appealed the decision a second time, and the Hawaii Supreme Court announced this week it was not taking the case, leaving the February decision against the owner in place.

It’s the second consecutive defeat ADF has faced since it claimed victory in the U.S. Supreme Court case Masterpiece Cakeshop last month, even though the Court punted in that instance, granting a victory on a unique technicality. Days later, an Arizona appeals court ruled against a pair of calligraphers represented by ADF who are challenging Phoenix’s nondiscrimination protections. ADF has since filed an appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court, falsely claiming the court ignored Masterpiece Cakeshop, even though the court cited the decision extensively and still ruled against ADF’s anti-gay clients.



Read more: https://thinkprogress.org/hawaii-supreme-adf-appeal-rejected-fd341af96c14/







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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:41 PM

1. Great News. ADF is a hate group. Evil bastards

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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 06:45 PM

2. Again, if you have a religious belief, take it to a house of worship

it doesn't belong in a secular business

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Wed Jul 11, 2018, 07:05 PM

3. The religious bigots want to force their religion on others...

...but they certainly don't want anyone interfering with their religion.

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