Guests: Evan Thornburg, David Cole
This week the Supreme Court decided in favor of the Colorado baker who refused to sell a wedding cake to a gay couple on religious grounds. The Court ruled 7-2 in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission in a case the weighed the First Amendment right of free exercise of religion against anti-discrimination laws. DAVID COLE, ACLU legal director, represented the gay couple. He says that despite the ruling, it wasn’t a total loss. We’ll talk to Cole about how he views the Court’s decision and what it means for LGBT rights. We’ll also ask him about Trump and his lawyers’ assertions about presidential power, that he can pardon himself, and can’t be subpoenaed or indicted. But first; Philly Pride is this weekend, and last week the mayor’s office held an LGBTQ State of the Union. We’ll check in with EVAN THORNBURG, Deputy Director of the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs, about some of Philadelphia’s initiatives to further equality for LGBTQ+ residents this month and year round.