Justice Gorsuch Slams Colorado for Mandatory “Reeducation Program”

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Justice Gorsuch criticized the State of Colorado for requiring the completion of a “reeducation program” by a Christian baker who refused to create a cake for a same-sex wedding because it contradicts his religious convictions.  Justice Gorsuch’s comments were heard in the opening arguments of a current case before the Supreme Court in which a Christian web designer said she would refuse work for a same-sex wedding based on her strongly held religious beliefs.  “Isn’t religious belief a protected characteristic?” Gorsuch asked Colorado solicitor general Eric Olson, to which Olson agreed, “yes.”