I sometimes see the phrase "Bake the cake, bigot!" on the internet, predominantly from American conservatives mocking American liberals.

While I'm aware of more than one lawsuit involving anti-gay-marriage bakers refusing to do gay wedding cakes, I haven't been able to find a specific origin of the phrase, such as a particular lawsuit, protest, or "The Simpsons" or "South Park" episode. Is there a specific origin and context for the phrase?

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    I don't think etymology of memes is on topic.
    – user9389
    Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 14:12
  • What does it mean, could be on topic. But I am agreeing that the version asking for the origin of the Meme is off topic here. Commented Jun 5, 2018 at 14:16

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This refers principally to baker Jack Phillips' decision to turn away David Mullins and Charlie Craig in 2012, which the Colorado state court decided was unlawful discrimination, a decision that was overturned on 4th June 2018 by the Supreme court, which ruled 7-2 that the State court had not correctly balanced Mr Phillips rights to freedom of religion.

Source BBC - US Supreme Court backs Colorado baker's gay wedding cake snub

There is a similar case pending in Northern Ireland, but it is the US case which is being referred to here.

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