An Open Letter to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
14 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2018
Date Written: 2018
This "open letter" examines a common claim that appears in Justice Ginsburg's dissenting opinion in Masterpiece Cakeshop--namely, that a custom cake baker who declines to bake a cake for a same-sex couple's wedding is acting "solely based on the identity" of the couple-- and argues that the claim is not only demonstrably false but is also unfortunate in aggravating cultural divisions and precluding acceptable middle ground resolutions.
Keywords: Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dissenting opinion
JEL Classification: K10
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