Alabama politicians react to Supreme Court gay wedding cake ruling

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The U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple because of a religious objection.

The 7-2 ruling found that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed hostility toward the baker, Jack Phillips, based on his religious beliefs.

Here’s what Alabama politicians are saying about the decision:

Steve Marshall_Alabama AG

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall:

This Supreme Court Decision should send a strong message to activist courts and bureaucrats alike that Americans’ right to religious expression cannot be trampled and the Constitution cannot be ignored.

Bradley Byrne Official fraudAlabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne:

This an important victory for religious liberty! It is especially notable that it is a 7 to 2 decision. That means even two of the more liberal justices agreed with the decision.

Robert Aderholt OfficialAlabama 4th District U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt:

Today’s ruling by the Supreme Court is one where all Americans should be happy. This is not a time that one side should be seen as a winner and the other side as a loser. This is a win for all Americans who believe that freedom of religion is fundamental.

One of the main reasons the first people from Europe came to America was for religious freedom. And that is why protecting religious liberty was one of the founding principles of the Bill of Rights.  The Bill of Rights makes the United States unique among nations. Even two of the courts liberal members could not sidestep the First Amendment. This ruling was an important first round victory for religious freedom in an ongoing push-back against modern day political correctness.

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