Kern County Superior Court Judge David Lampe has entered his final judgment in denying the State of California’s request to either force Cathy Miller to design custom wedding cakes for same-sex couples or not create wedding cakes at all. The judgment now closes the case in Superior Court, but the government can still appeal the decision…

Yesterday, government officials indicated in a phone conference with Cathy Miller’s attorneys that they would likely appeal a Kern County Superior Court ruling in favor of Cathy, a devout Christian and owner of Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield, who declined to design a custom wedding cake celebrating a same-sex marriage. In response to the State’s indication,…

Late this afternoon, Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the State of California’s request for a preliminary injunction to either force Cathy Miller to design custom wedding cakes for same-sex couples or not create wedding cakes at all. If forced to comply, Cathy faced the possibility of losing up to forty percent of her business…

Today, Charles LiMandri, Chief Counsel of the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF), is arguing in Kern County Superior Court in opposition to the state government’s request for an injunction to force Cathy Miller, owner of Tastries Bakery, to design custom wedding cakes that promote messages inconsistent with her faith and conscience. If the judge grants the…

Cathy Miller, the owner of Tastries Bakery, filed an opposition brief last Friday in state court in response to the State of California’s legal fight to force her either to design wedding cakes promoting messages she disagrees with or to stop creating wedding cakes altogether. Last August, two women came into Cathy’s shop and requested…

Today, a state judge dealt a sharp blow to California officials’ escalating persecution of a Christian bakery owner. The government had filed a surprise motion for a temporary restraining order yesterday against Cathy Miller, a cake artist and owner of Tastries Bakery, to forbid her “from selling to anyone any item they are unwilling to…

  On the eve of a landmark Supreme Court hearing, two lesbians are pursuing legal action against a baker who turned down a custom cake order for a same-sex marriage celebration. Religious liberty lawyer Charles LiMandri and the San Diego-based Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) are defending Cathy Miller, a devout Christian and owner…

Last week, the Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of FCDF advisory board member Dr. Ryan T. Anderson and multiple African-American civil rights leaders in support of Jack Phillips, a Colorado-based baker under attack for declining to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple….

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund (FCDF) joined with renowned constitutional law scholar Professor Ronald D. Rotunda and filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court today in support of a Wyoming state judge who said that her faith would not allow her to perform same-sex weddings. Ruth Neely served as a municipal…

The First Amendment suffered a significant blow when the Ninth Circuit upheld a federal judge’s injunction against the publication of undercover footage taken by our client the Center for Medical Progress of top-level Planned Parenthood leadership at the National Abortion Federation’s annual trade shows. In fact, before now, no federal court had ever issued an…

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