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Here’s a preview of six important cases planned for the new Supreme Court term, which begins today By Sara Gonzales

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The Supreme Court’s new term began Monday, and the justices are expected to tackle several high-profile cases during what will be Justice Neil Gorsuch’s first full term. Here are six important cases the justices plan to hear and the issues that will be affected:

Religious freedom/LGBT rights

Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission

  • The case will determine whether a private business or individual has the constitutional right to refuse to participate in same-sex weddings because of their religious beliefs.
  • Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, was found to have violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Colorado Court of Appeals after he refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Phillips and his lawyers argue that baking a cake should fall under freedom of expression and be protected by the First Amendment.
  • The case is on the docket for this term but has not yet been scheduled.

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