“A manufacturer is not required to make anything they don’t want to make.”
TX Kevin
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OK — first, let’s clear up the difference between a customer issue and a product issue. A baker may bake and sell any kind of cake he wishes, as long as he would sell that cake to anyone who wants to buy it. A baker may refuse to bake and sell any kind of cake he wishes, as long as he would refuse to bake and sell that cake to anyone.

A “white power” cake, complete with swastikas or KKK logos? If the baker wouldn’t create such a cake for anyone, he has the right to refuse the request. That’s a product issue.

A cake with a rainbow motif? If the baker wouldn’t create a cake with a rainbow on it for anyone (not even a kid’s birthday cake), he has the right to refuse the request. That’s a product issue.

A wedding cake with white frosting, piping on the sides, and fondant flowers on the top? If the baker would create such a cake for anyone, he must create it for everyone who asks for it. If he creates such a cake for Couple A but refuses to create it for Couple B, that’s not a product issue. That’s a customer issue, and it’s discrimination. And in a growing number of places in this country, it’s illegal.

Now let’s talk about your constant harping on “special rights” and “special privileges”. Asking for equality is not “special rights”. Asking to be treated like everyone else is not “special rights”. This is “equal rights”. And gay and transgender people are entitled to them.

I don’t expect you to ever understand this. I’m posting this for the benefit of anyone who might read your posts.

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