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Nov 2008
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Supreme Court reverses state Sweet Cakes decision
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday reversed a $135,000 judgment against Gresham bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein, and sent their case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals.

The Kleins were the focus of an intense legal fight over state anti-discrimination laws beginning in January 2013 when they refused, based on their Christian beliefs, to bake a custom wedding cake for a Portland lesbian couple. Oregon's Bureau of Labor and Industries decided that the couple discriminated against the gay couple. In April 2015, an administrative law judge agreed to a $135,000 judgment against Sweet Cakes by Melissa, among other things, "emotional damages."

After closing their Gresham bakery, the Kleins appealed the fine, touching off the legal battle that eventually landed at the U.S. Supreme Court.

In its June 17 brief certiorari petition decision, the court decided that the Kleins' case should be reconsidered in light of a similar case involving a Colorado baker who refused to sell a cake to a gay couple. That case, Masterpiece Cakeshop Ltd. V Colorado Civil Rights Commission, hinged on shop owner Jack Phillips' First Amendment rights to refuse service. In its ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the baker's rights and said the Colorado commission had been hostile to Phillips' Christian beliefs.Supreme Court reverses state Sweet Cakes decision
This is a very big win. This is the case that set off the Gay movement that ended up getting Gay marriage ruled on in the Supreme Court. After the ruling in the Colorado baker case the Supreme court reverses the Sweet Case decision and sent this case back to the Oregon Court of Appeals.
 
Nov 2008
65,165
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Washington state
Student barred from handing out 'Jesus loves you' valentines wins case against Wisconsin college


A federal judge ruled in favor of a Christian student who was told by a Green Bay, Wis., public college that she couldn't hand out religious-themed Valentine's Day cards.

Polly Anna Olsen, who was invited by President Trump to be the face of a free speech on campus executive order earlier this year, told "Fox & Friends" Friday that the victory is being celebrated at Northwest Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC).

Olsen, a paralegal student who said she was carrying on her late mother's Valentine's tradition, was stopped by campus security on Feb. 14 last year after handing out paper cutouts with messages like "Jesus Loves You!" and others with Bible verses on them. She was accused of violating a school policy.
Represented by the conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), Olsen won her case last Friday after U.S. District Court Judge William Griesbach ruled NWTC violated her First Amendment rights, saying the school "had no more right to prevent [Olsen] from handing out individual Valentines than it did to stop her from wishing each individual to have a 'good morning a blessed day.'"
Student barred from handing out 'Jesus loves you' valentines wins case against Wisconsin college

One more example of the PC police trying to limit free speech and failing. One more victory for religious freedoms


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