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<That argument may have some (but not much< IMO) merit with respect to a florist regarding flowers to be in the venue in which the wedding is held (Church, Temple, Mosque, Home) but a cake for a reception in a location separate from the location of the wedding ceremony was held is just a d@mn party and cannot be "participating in the ceremony" because by then the ceremony has been completed. IOW, not party is required for a wedding to be complete.>

"The 'ceremony' I was referring to was whatever function the cake would be present at, not necessarily the actual church service."

ceremony "a formal religious or public occasion, typically one celebrating a particular event or anniversary".

By that definition it seems like a birthday party is a ceremony, too, a retirement party , or a graduation party - all celebrate a particular event anniversary. So the argument you are referencing, taken to its conclusion, means that bakers can skip birthday cakes, too, or almost an event that involves a gay person as the one being honored or celebrated.

" Not all weddings have a separate religious service followed by a reception - mine did not. Sorry for the confusion."

I know that, which is why I carefully distinguished between were the marriage occurred, and a subsequent party after the marriage occurred, specifically in a different location

"That ritual - the post-nuptial celebration of the married couple - is one that the baker might have a moral objection to promoting with his/her creative content, either directly or indirectly."

I know you are simply being lawyerly, but you switched from "participating in" to "promoting" but that was not your original position.

Regards, JAFO
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