On today's episode I'm sitting down with Erin Beddall to talk about the Supreme Court Case between Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This is the case dealing with the cake baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple on the grounds of freedom of speech.
Erin Beddall is a wife, sister, daughter, friend and auntie who currently resides in Pittsburgh, PA. She loves reading, Pittsburgh sports, writing and travel. She met her partner while teaching English in rural Japan and got married in the summer of 2017.
As a newly married woman whose same sex wedding took place just a few months ago, Erin has a unique and personal perspective on what this decision could mean for her and her family. In this episode we talk about the implications of this case, whether it's a freedom of religion issue and whether just finding another cake shop is the solution or not.
Discussed in this episode:
The Daily Podcast (look for the Tuesday, December 5, 2017 episode)
The Supreme Court decision of Obergefell v. Hodges (scroll down to page six to read Justice Kennedy's opinion of the court)