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In Narrow Decision, Supreme Court Decides In Favor Of Baker Over Same-Sex Couple

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a local baker in Colorado was within his rights to refuse to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding.

Updated 10:43 a.m. ET

The U.S. Supreme Court dodged a major ruling on the question of whether business owners can refuse services to gay individuals based on their religious objections.

In a case brought by a Colorado baker, the court ruled by a 7-2 vote that he did not get a fair hearing on his complaint because the Colorado Civil Rights Commission demonstrated

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