Law students at Northwestern University literally sank their teeth into the Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights case now before the Supreme Court.
Earlier today, the Illinois university hosted a panel with Elissa Jeffers of Lambda Legal and law professor Anthony Michael Kreis about the ongoing case, which pits a gay couple against the baker who refused to sell them a wedding cake.
But the real star of the show was a cake with the legal case’s Supreme Court petition printed on its icing.
Sociology and law professor Laura Beth Nielsen tweeted a photo of her students digging in.
Snow won’t stop @NULegalStudies students at @WeinbergCollege panel about Masterpiece Cakeshop v CO w/ @LambdaLegal @ecjeffers & @ChicagoKentLaw law prof @AnthonyMKreis thanks @JackMillerCtr (and yes – #cake!) pic.twitter.com/Gw9f65Msen
— Laura Beth Nielsen (@ProfLBNielsen) February 9, 2018
Plaintiffs David Mullins and Charlie Craig are suing Masterpiece Bakery owner Jack Phillips for refusing to sell them a wedding cake because of his religious beliefs. The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case in December.
If the high court rules in Phillips’ favor, it could have major implications for LGBT rights in America.