On today’s episode, Alejandra talks to ACLU clients Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, a Colorado couple who were turned away by a bakery that refused to sell them a cake to celebrate their wedding. In November, the case will go before the US Supreme Court and the outcome could have wide implications. Dave and Charlie talk about their experience that day, what’s at stake at the Supreme Court, and why its never been about a cake. Also, John discusses a new ACLU case involving Iraqi immigrants, the Trump Administration, and abuse at a detention facility in Aurora.
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For More information on this case go to https://www.aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/lgbt-nondiscrimination-protections/right-equal-treatment-masterpiece-cakeshop-ltd-v?redirect=blog/right-celebrate-marriage-masterpiece-cakeshop-v-colorado-civil-rights-commission
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