Rep. Kristi Noem, who signed an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in favor of the Christian baker, today applauded the Court’s ruling on the Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. V. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.

“We live in a nation founded on religious liberty,” said Rep. Kristi Noem. “I applaud the Supreme Court for resisting the latest attempt to infringe upon this core American value. No one should be discriminated against, but no one should be forced to deny their deeply held religious beliefs either. Today’s Supreme Court decision reaffirms that American principle.”

The Supreme Court case revolved around Jack Phillips, a cake artist and small business owner, was forced to choose between his livelihood—decorating wedding cakes—and his conscience when the State of Colorado mandated that he design cakes for same-sex celebrations. Phillips was willing to serve anyone that walks into his shop. All customers were welcome to purchase any premade item. Phillips, however, would not utilize his creative talents to produce work that conflicts with his faith. He decided that he would not create cakes celebrating Halloween, promoting atheism, racism, indecency, or anti-American ideals. He also declined to design cakes for same-sex ceremonies. Today’s decision sided with the baker and his religious liberties.

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