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The cake that Colorado baker Jack Phillips refused to bake was the kindling that lit a nation-wide discussion in the USA - can a business deny service to an individual purely on the basis of their sexual orientation? As the Supreme Court came to a verdict in favour of the baker, the narrowness of the ruling still left the overarching question unanswered. The baker was quickly followed by others who stood up in solidarity of his beliefs - the Richland florist and the Kentucky county clerk. The resultant discussion has pitted religious freedom against the civil liberties of same-sex couples and LGBT individuals.

Yes: service can be refused in all cases

Forcing an individual to provide a service against their will and religious beliefs is wrong

Y/N: Service can be refused, but not in all cases

The interests of the different groups involved ought to balanced differently on a case by case basis

No: Service cannot be refused

There is no case in which discrimination based on sexuality is acceptable

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