Buttigieg Attacks Christian In SCOTUS Case: Only Went Into Business To ‘Provoke A Case Like This’
South Bend Mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at the West Side Democratic Club during a Dyngus Day celebration event on Monday, April 22, 2019 in South Bend, Indiana. - Buttigieg, the gay, liberal mayor of a small American city in the conservative bastion of Indiana, officially launched his presidential bid on April 14th, joining a crowded field of Democrats vying for their party's nomination in 2020. Dyngus Day is a Polish holiday celebrating the end of Lent. It has been celebrated in South Bend for decades with kielbasa, polka music, and beer, and unofficially kicks off the city's political campaign season.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg attacked the Christian web designer who the Supreme Court sided with last week in striking down a Colorado law that would have required her to design a website for a same-sex wedding.

In a 6-3 decision in the case of 303 Creative LLC v. Elenis, the Court cited the First Amendment in ruling that Lorie Smith could not be forced by state civil rights law to design websites that run counter to her sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Buttigieg made the remarks during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with host Dana Bash when asked if there was any merit to the majority opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch.

“No, there isn’t,” Buttigieg, who has no background or education in law, claimed. “And I think it’s very revealing that there’s no evidence that this web designer was ever even approached by anyone asking for a Web site for a same-sex wedding.”

“Matter of fact, it appears this Web designer only went into the wedding business for the purpose of provoking a case like this,” he claimed. “And, in that sense, I think there’s something in common between this Supreme Court ruling and what we’re seeing happening in state legislatures across the country, which is kind of a solution looking for problem, in other words, sending these kinds of things to the courts and sending these kinds of things to state legislatures for the clear purpose of chipping away at the equality and the rights that have so recently been won in the LGBTQ+ community.”


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