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High court weighs religious freedom, civil rights in wedding cake case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in the case of Jack Phillips, a Colorado baker who argues that based on his religious beliefs he can refuse to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Arguments on behalf of the defendant centered on the authority of Colorado anti-discrimination laws relative to the baker's First Amendment rights, while Justice Anthony Kennedy questioned whether the Colorado Civil Rights Commission had shown hostility toward Phillips' religion.

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