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Another Cake Maker is Under Attack

8/15/19 Cathy Miller Department Of Fair Employment And Housing V. Cathy’s Creations, Inc.

  • 08/26/17 Two women enter Cathy Miller's Cakeshop and request a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.  Cathy declines as it is against her religion.  She offers the couple any other items in her shop. ref
  • 10/18/17 The same sex couple files a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). ref
  • 12/13/17 DFEH files for a temporary restraining order against Cathy Miller to force her to create wedding cakes in violation of her religious beliefs. ref
  • 02/05/18 Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe denies DFEH request for a restraining order against Cathy Miller. ref
  • ??/??/18 DFEH files petition arguing that they have the right under California’s anti-discrimination law, Unruh Civil Rights Act, to continue their investigations into Cathy Miller, and her husband who is also an employee at her shop. ref
  • 09/05/18 Miller's defense team, Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, files a motion to enforce the court's original ruling. ref
  • 06/22/20 Trial date scheduled by Superior Court Judge David Lampe. ref

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Another Cake Maker is Under Attack
8/15/19 Cathy Miller Department Of Fair Employment And Housing V. Cathy’s Creations, Inc.

  • 08/26/17 Two women enter Cathy Miller's Cakeshop and request a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.  Cathy declines as it is against her religion.  She offers the couple any other items in her shop. ref
  • 10/18/17 The same sex couple files a complaint with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). ref
  • 12/13/17 DFEH files for a temporary restraining order against Cathy Miller . . . [more]

    Bakery and Florist Rulings
    6/17/19 Sweet Cakes by Melissa

  • 6/17/19: The Supreme Court sends the case back to the lower courts and orders them to review the case again in light of the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruling on 6/4/18. ref

    It is unclear at present which court will be rehearing this case next.  In the Arlene's Flowers case the ruling took about a year before we heard anything, so it very well may be a year before we hear anything further in this case.

    Arlene's Flowers

  • 6/6/1 . . . [more]

    Supreme Court asks Washington Supreme Court to rehear case against Barronelle Stutzman
    6/25/18 Today, 6/25/18, the Supreme Court asked the Washington Supreme Court to rehear case against Barronelle Stutzman in light of the the recent ruling for Jack Phillips. ref, pdf

    See: hot cases 3

    Jack Phillips wins case
    6/4/18 Today, 6/4/18, the U.S. Supreme Court narrowly ruled 7-2 that the decision against Jack Phillips violated his free exercise rights. pdf, ref

    COLORADO: Phillip's Masterpiece Cakeshop Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

  • 12/06/13: Colorado Administrative Law Court judge (ALJ) Robert N. Spencer rules that Masterpiece Cakeshop discriminated against a homosexual couple by not making a cake for them because they were homosexual.  Jack Phillips is ordered to make the cakes . . . [more]

    Kim Davis case reinstated
    4/10/18 Timeline:

  • 06/26/15: Gov. Beshear issued a directive ordering all Kentucky county clerks to personally authorize SSM licenses
    (the "SSM Mandate"). ref
  • 06/26/15: County clerk Kim Davis announces that the Rowan County Clerk's Office would no longer issue marriage licenses to any couples. ref
  • 08/17/15: District court judge David L. Bunning orders Kim Davis to issue marriage licenses, but stays his order pending appeal. ref, ref2
  • 08/26/15: Kim Davis ordered by the 6th circuit t . . . [more]

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    Blaine Adamson to have oral arguments at Kentucky Supreme Court
    8/14/19 Update 8/14/19: The Kentucky Supreme Court scheduled 8/23/19 to hear oral arguments in Hands On Originals v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission. ref




    Kentucky State Judge James Ishmael ruled today, 4/27/15, that Blaine Adamson, the owner of a Christian print business, was within his rights to refuse an order that violated the convictions of the owner(s) of Hands On Originals.  This policy was stated on the owner's website. ref

    It is their constitutional right to . . . [more]

    Appeal filed with Oregon Court of Appeals on behalf of the Kleins
    8/13/19 08/08/19: First Liberty Institute and Boyden Gray & Associates files a brief with the Oregon Court of Appeals to request a ruling to vacate BOLI’s Order and direct BOLI to enter final judgment for Melissa and Aaron Klein. ref, pdf

    See also: Hot Cases 3

    States that offer assisted suicide
    8/1/19 States that offer assisted suicide:

  • Colorado
  • Montana
  • Washington
  • Oregon
  • New Jersey 8/1/19
  • New Mexico
  • Vermont

    ref. ref2

    Update: Added New Mexico and Vermont.

    The Ugly Truth Behind the Pro-Life Movement in Congress
    7/25/19 According to Rand Paul, a Republican Senator from Kentucky, the reason pro-Life bills don't pass even when pro-life congressmen are in the majority and have enough votes to pass pro-life bills is simple and two-fold.

    First, when the voters are focused on electing pro-life legislators Republicans get re-elected.  If the pro-life bills are passed, then the need to elect pro-life representatives disappears.  In other words, job security.

    Second, congressmen want to spend money.  In other word . . . [more]

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