First Amendment Victory in California

A Kern County judge has ruled that the State cannot force a baker to design and bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The State cannot succeed on the facts presented as a matter of law. The right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment outweighs the State’s interest in ensuring a freely accessible market place.

The right of freedom of thought guaranteed by the First Amendment includes the right to speak, and the right to refrain from speaking. Sometimes the most profound protest is silence.

No public commentator in the marketplace of ideas may be forced by law to publish any opinion with which he disagrees in the name of equal access. No person may be forced by the State to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance against her will. The law cannot compel anyone to stand for the National Anthem. No person may be forced to advertise a state-sponsored slogan on license plates against their religious beliefs.

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In California! Whodathunkit?

11 thoughts on “First Amendment Victory in California

  1. I wouldn’t have thunk it from California, although coming from cali I am surprised the decision wasn’t written in Spanish.

    There’s a really simple solution to a bakery not making you a cake.



    See boys and girls as much as the libtards wish we were in their socio-fascist utopia complete with thought police, the reality is we still have quasi-free markets. They are free to their religious beliefs and you are free to spend your money elsewhere.

    Its not hard, people.

  2. We really, really need people to go into various businesses and ask for something they don’t want to provide (some coffee shops and such spring to mind) due to their political/moral beliefs and sue the heck out of them until this stuff ends.

  3. The vast majority of CA by land area is strongly conservative. It’s just that all the sane parts get drowned out by the incredible concentration of insanity and illegal aliens in the coastal cities. But even then it’s a 60/40 split. It always makes me shake my head when someone suggests letting CA secede or fall off into the ocean, as if that 40% means nothing. Now if one suggested just Frisco is in desperate need of Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, I might be more inclined to agree.

    Of course, reasonable jurisprudence like this will be quickly shredded by the shrieking SJW’s in the 9th circus, to great applause by the flying monkeys at the L.A. Times.

    • My reply to CA seceding has always been that the saner parts of CA then secede right back into the Union. Perhaps as 2-4 new states.

    • To be fair, its not like there wouldn’t be a “wind down” plan should the People’s Democratic Republic of Kalifornia pull a UDI (OK, bad analogy… I’ll stick with “Calexit”). So those businesses and people who don’t want to be part of the inevitable implosion have a chance to leave. As long as we in the other 49 do our due diligence when it comes to ensuring those who leave were legal in the first place I think it would be fine.

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