What implications will same-sex wedding cake court case have on

What implications will same-sex wedding cake court case have on Texas?

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The Supreme Court's ruling for a cake baker's religious liberty is praised by conservatives and freedom of speech supporters, but reviled by LGBT activists. They focus on the language of the decision suggests this could set a precedent. At the center of this case is the question of religious refusals, whether a sincerely held religious belief justifies denying certain people certain services or privileges. 

"You have really two competing rights that were trampled on here," said Curtis Parrish, FOX34 legal analyst. "The civil liberty rights for the same-sex couple and the baker, and so I think the court has said this particular law in Colorado did not take into account the religious rights." 

The next step is for Colorado legislators to rewrite and rework the law. Parrish said he doesn't expect this case to become a national precedent. Although the ruling of this case was in favor of the Christian baker the overall situation could have been handled differently.   

"Even though they may believe in Jesus very much and they are my brother and sister in Christ and I love them as a part of my christian family," said Randy Cook, a pastor with Community Christian Church. "You know what they did did not live up to what God would have had them do, if they didn't treat these people in a way that made them feel loved about or cared about." 

Noah Hearn, a Texas Tech student studying law and a member of the LGBT community, said the Supreme Court's decision on this case is not a win nor a loss for the LGBT community. 

"The cause of LGBT equality has moved forward. It has been championed not just in pride marches, not just in the streets, not just in the hearts and minds of citizens of the United States but also in the courts," said Hearn. "We have been carrying this forward and we will continue to carry this forward, this wasn't the landmark case that it could of been it didn't get us where we need to be another case will come along." 

This case does not have any direct legal bearings on Texas, but it does have some implications for religious refusal laws in the state. Texas is one of five states that does not have a statewide anti-discrimination statute meaning a couple in a similar situation like this one wouldn't have a state law to protect them. 

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