As Williamson notes:
What [Phillips] declines to do is to make cakes for certain events, participation in which, even as a vendor, would violate his conscience. As he put it: “I serve everybody. It’s just that I don’t create cakes for every occasion.”
Phillips has been prosecuted under a civil-rights law, but this is not really a case about civil rights: It is a case about compulsion. …
The point is not to see to it that gay and transgender people can live their lives as they wish to — the point is to coerce Jack Phillips into conformity.
— Jamie Kirchick (@jkirchick) August 17, 2018