U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco will make the government’s arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court in December in support of a Colorado baker who refused on religious grounds to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
Francisco submitted a motion for argument time to the high court on Wednesday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Commission on Civil Rights. The justices rarely reject such motions by the government. A U.S. Justice Department spokesperson confirmed that Francisco would argue the case. The argument is scheduled for Dec. 5.
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