VIDEO: Students blast Supreme Court ruling on gay wedding cake

Cabot Phillips
Media Director

  • Students at George Washington University were quick to denounce the recent Supreme Court decision ruling that a Christian baker is not obliged to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, but struggled to apply the same principle in other contexts.
  • What would they say if the case were about a black baker being asked to cater a KKK rally, or a Jewish baker being asked to provide a cake for a Palestinian wedding?
  • Last week, The Supreme Court ruled that a baker in Colorado was not required by law to provide a cake for a gay wedding, citing the right of individuals to deny certain services based on religious beliefs. 

    The ruling garnered national attention and renewed a debate on religious liberty and whether the government can force people to provide services for individuals or events that go against their conscience. 

    "His ability to exercise his freedom of religion ends when that infringes on another person’s ability to be who they are."   

    Wanting to know where college students stood on the issue, I headed to George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

    The students I spoke with strongly opposed both the ruling and the actions of the baker himself, arguing that he should have been compelled to bake the cake regardless of his personal beliefs.

    “If his job is to bake a cake for a wedding, even if he doesn’t agree with it, he should still have to do it,” said one student. 

    “His ability to exercise his freedom of religion ends when that infringes on another person’s ability to be who they are,” insisted another. 

    Wanting to know if students would still want the government to intervene if the baker were of a different religion or conviction, we asked students a new series of questions...

    Watch the full video to see what they had to say:


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    Cabot Phillips

    Cabot Phillips

    Media Director
    Cabot Phillips is the Media Director for Campus Reform. Prior to joining Campus Reform he spent time working on numerous campaigns—most recently as the Digital Grassroots Director for Marco Rubio’s Presidential bid. Phillips is also a YouTube Partner, creating and starring in numerous videos which have amassed over 70 million views across varying online platforms.  In 2016, Phillips was named to Red Alert Politics "30 Under 30" list of the nation's most influential young conservatives.
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