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Dahleen Glanton: Cake case is about gay intolerance — but isn't the same as racial intolerance

Without a doubt, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court is about much more than cake.

Colorado baker Jack Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple, claiming that using his artistic talents in such a way would go against his religious beliefs. It is a complicated case that mixes the highly volatile issues of religious freedom, creative expression, free speech and discrimination.

But regardless of how well the mixture is blended, the end result is bigotry.

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