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The U.S. Supreme Court will consider reinstating a New Jersey law that would legalize sports gambling at casinos and racetracks, agreeing to hear an appeal from Governor Chris Christie.

There is not a federal law that requires businesses to serve all customers with no regard to their sexual orientation, but over 20 states have public accommodations laws that prohibit discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday left in place a California law that limits the carrying of concealed guns.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments on the case last month and attorneys are now waiting for the panel's opinion.

Conservative Justices Neil Gorsuch, Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented, saying the lower court decision should not have been reversed.

Jack Phillips, who along with his wife owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver, has argued that a state law compelling him to produce wedding cakes for gay couples, which runs counter to his religious beliefs, violates his right to free speech under the First Amendment.

The Colorado courts agreed with Debbie and ruled that the bakery's refusal was unlawful and rejected the bakery's request for a religious exemption from the state's longstanding non-discrimination law. The Supreme Court has taken a case that exemplifies a number of recent decisions by business owners to refuse services for homosexual couples getting married.

The two men married in MA but wanted to celebrate their nuptials with friends in Colorado. The state Supreme Court refused to hear the case. At a time when congress has a bunch of other problems on their hands, they aren't looking to strike down a 1992 law and replace it with something that okays gambling.

"Religious freedom does not give you the right to discriminate", said ACLU spokesman Mark Silverstein.

But the justices have refused repeated pleas to spell out the extent of gun rights in the United States, allowing permit restrictions and assault weapons bans to remain in effect in some cities and states. I think it's an important issue.

Phillips didn't get much work done Monday between granting news interviews and receiving a steady stream of support - including from one man who donated several hundred dollars for Phillips' legal expenses.

The administration says that the court should have upheld the blanket prohibition on gun ownership in the federal law and rejected case-by-case challenges.


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