The decision also did not address important claims raised in the case including whether baking a cake is a kind of expressive act protected by the Constitution's free speech guarantee. "The court has given him a permanent win".
ADF lawyer Kristin Waggoner represented Phillips, who's been fighting this for six years and lost half his business over it.
"Same-sex couples in Washington state will continue to enjoy protections against discrimination, and I will continue to enforce our state's law against discrimination", he said in a statement.
Mat Staver, founder of the Liberty Counsel, agreed, saying, "Colorado went too far". "This decision makes clear that the government must respect Jack's beliefs about marriage".
Liberal US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a dissent distancing herself from her fellow justices after the court ruled in favour of a bakery that refused to serve a same-sex couple. Individuals do, ' " he added.
"Maybe it was a little naive to think of the rapid change in the rights of the gay and lesbian community came so quickly and the battle was done", Hickenlooper said. "Do not treat them different than you do others that bring their perspectives into the public arena'".
Phillips was sanctioned by the state's civil rights commission after a formal complaint from the couple.
Both AG Ferguson and attorneys for Arlene's Flowers believe the case could likely end up back before State Supreme Court for an another review.
They filed a successful complaint with the state commission and state courts sided with the couple, prompting Phillips to appeal to the top USA court. She also dismissed the idea that the commission's handling of the case was hostile to religion. "It certainly shouldn't be", said Arielle Gingold of the group Bend the Arc Jewish Action.
The Nile bill is not really about religious freedom.
"I don't discriminate against anybody. Instead, it punts that question, leaving lower courts (and American society) to continue fighting", Stern wrote.More news: Top North Korean official, Pompeo meet to discuss summit
Seventy-two percent of USA adults believe that businesses should not have the right on religious grounds to deny services to customers based on their sexual orientation, a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Monday showed.
Kennedy continued, "The official expressions of hostility to religion in some of the commissioners' comments-comments that were not disavowed at the Commission or by the State at any point in the proceedings that led to affirmance of the order-were inconsistent with what the Free Exercise Clause requires".
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"I'm not sure I see it that way yet", he told CBN News. The court held that the state anti-discrimination law was neutral and generally applicable and did not compel Phillips' Masterpiece Cakeshop to "support or endorse any particular religious view".
The high court had weighed in twice before on the subject of same-sex marriage.
"What it should say is disagreement is not discrimination", Anderson said.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that while Colorado law "can protect gay persons in acquiring products and services on the same terms and conditions that are offered to other members of the public, the law must be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion".
Farris noted that this was a day to celebrate what's been won.
Tolerance, after all, is a two-way street.
The decision was 7-2, but the decision itself is very narrow.