First Amendment Today, June 8, 2018: SCOTUS Rules in Gay Wedding Cake Case; Queen Elizabeth Honors Activist for Sex Workers’ Rights

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U.S. Supreme Court issues narrow ruling in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make wedding cake for gay couple

YouTube screenshot of Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, goateed and wearing reading glasses perched on the bridge of his nose, decorating a wedding cake with a paintbrush
Jack Phillips. owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple because their nuptials conflicted with his religious views (screenshot via YouTube)

Queen Elizabeth awards Order of Merit to Catherine Healy, an activist for sex workers’ rights who helped to legalize prostitution in New Zealand

Catherine Healy speaking at a conference in 2016
Dame Catherine Healy, champion of sex workers’ rights in New Zealand (YouTube screenshot/English Collective of Prostitutes)

ACLU: U.S. Senate’s “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” would censor criticism of Israeli government

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Trump rescinds White House invite to Eagles after most players decline to attend, throws lame flag party instead

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Snopes.com debunks White House propaganda on Trump-Eagles dispute: Philly players didn’t kneel during regular season in 2017

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr says athletes show patriotism through “community service,” not by kowtowing to Trump’s cheap nationalism

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Kelly Sadler, aide who said John McCain is “dying anyway,” departs White House

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About Stephen Lemons

Stephen Lemons is an award-winning investigative journalist with more than 20 years of experience covering everything from government corruption to white-supremacist gangs. In addition to Front Page Confidential, his work has appeared in Phoenix New Times, the Los Angeles Times, Salon.com, and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Report magazine.

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