In July , a Colorado bakery owner refused to make a cake for a gay couple because it supposedly violated his religious beliefs. Now, more than five years later, Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan are schooling Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips with some blistering remarks that defined Tuesday's much-anticipated hearing. Much of the case, Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission , hinges on the notion of free speech the ACLU, who is defending the gay couple, has insisted that it hinges largely on discrimination. Though this particular dispute dominated the hearing on Tuesday, Justice Sotomayor quickly pared the issue down by putting it into historical perspective, noting that societal change doesn't happen "on its own.
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If things go a certain way at the Supreme Court this spring, gay marriage will be legal in every state by the time the June pride parades roll by. How will the Justices vote? But based on their past rulings, some of them are totally gayer than others. Justice Ginsburg is the most progressive amongst the Supreme Court justices, according to her Martin-Quinn score.
She has the distinction of being its first Hispanic and Latina Justice. Her father died when she was nine, and she was subsequently raised by her mother. Sotomayor graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in and received her J. She worked as an assistant district attorney in New York for four-and-a-half years before entering private practice in Sotomayor was nominated to the U.