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Supreme Court rules in favor of baker in same-sex wedding cake case

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HERRIN, Ill. - The Supreme Court ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who refused to bake a cake to celebrate the marriage of a same -ex couple because of a religious objection.The ruling was 7-2.

The court held that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showed hostility toward the baker based on his religious beliefs. The ruling is a win for baker Jack Phillips, who cited his beliefs as a Christian, but leaves unsettled broader constitutional questions on religious liberty.

In Southern Illinois, the owner of Cakes by Ally, Allison Cross, bakes lots of wedding cakes for brides and grooms, and same-sex couples. She says she was surprised to hear of a case that made its way all the way to the Supreme Court.

Other Southern Illinois residents tell News 3 say people should have equal rights while other residents say the baker has the right to deny service to anyone.

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