High court ruling in wedding-cake case sets back civil rights for gay people

As I look forward to the 4th of July this year there is much to consider regarding the recent (U.S. Supreme) court decision against a gay couple simply wishing to purchase a wedding cake from a cake maker in Colorado. While I see this with a wider lens after considering Professor Andrew Fiala’s philosophical reasoning based in part on Tolstoy’s interpretation of art and religion, I still believe the court has gone a long way to set back the civil rights of gay people across this country in their decision to favor freedom of speech and practice of religion over an individual or group’s right to pursue happiness. And, in so doing has established a clearer basis for homophobic business practices against gay couples, not only in the wedding industry, but likely in other segments of life.

Jim Costa talks about a 'broken' immigration system

Rep. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, talks about the "broken" immigration system on Monday, June 18, 2018, at a news conference at Fresno Yosemite International Airport. He was headed home from a visit Monday to the California-Mexico border.