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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington. Washington Post photo by Ricky Carioti

Supreme Court: Colorado Commission Violated the 1st Amendment Rights of Baker Who Declined Cake for a Gay Wedding

Supreme Court: Colorado Commission Violated the 1st Amendment Rights of Baker Who Declined Cake for a Gay Wedding

“The [Colorado Civil Rights] Commission’s hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment’s guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion,” Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in the majority opinion in Masterpiece Cake Shop vs. Colorado (read it in full below). More: As the record shows, some of the

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The Supreme Court Ruling That Was Worse Than King Vs. Burwell

The King vs. Burwell ruling upholding subsidies in Obamacare’s federal exchanges, and thus preventing the collapse of the law its enemies were hoping for, is getting most of the attention today But I think another ruling portends far more scary things for our country. I’m not sure Burwell would have ultimately changed much for Americans as a

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John Trandem: North Dakota Got It Right On Discrimination Law

Recent headlines, cartoons, and LTE submissions supporting SB-2279 seem to follow a common tactic with regard to debate. That is, opponents cite issues with the language, scope, and unintended consequences of the bill itself, while proponents cite issues with the opponents. Even local Editorial Boards followed this fatally flawed template. Questions were posed regarding protections

Video: Senator Heidi Heitkamp Takes A Shot At Lawmakers Over Discrimination Bill During Address

US Senator Heidi Heitkamp was in Bismarck today and dropped by the state Legislature for an address during which she took a shot at them for failing to pass SB2279. That bill would have prohibited discrimination against homosexuals for jobs, housing, and commerce. During a part of her address where she was stressing the need

Fargo Forum Uses Front Page To Shame Lawmakers Voting No On Discrimination Bill

The image below will be the front page of tomorrow’s Fargo Forum. At this point, I think it’s fair to say that anyone claiming that newspaper is an objective chronicler of current events should be laughed at and mocked. There’s nothing wrong with the Forum having a left wing cant to their reporting, but they

Video: Senate Passes Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill Without Any Evidence Of Discrimination

The Senate today voted on SB2279, which is the same prohibition on discrimination towards homosexuals that Democrats have been offering for multiple sessions now. The bill would make it illegal to discriminate against gays in employment, housing, or in offering public services. Meaning that if this legislation passes, it would be illegal in North Dakota