Two homosexuals complained to the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after Christian baker Jack Phillips declined to bake them a cake for their same-sex wedding. As expected, the commission ruled that Phillips discriminated against the men based on sexual orientation. The judge ordered the Masterpiece Cakeshop owner and his staff to undergo reeducation to correct outdated views about what people have understood marriage to mean for thousands of years and file compliance reports.
Phillips, a Christian, said he’d rather stop selling wedding cakes altogether than be forced to provide services. In August, the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld the commission’s ruling against Phillips. But he’s still fighting. On Friday, Phillips appealed to the Colorado Supreme Court.
“The freedom to live and work consistently with one’s faith is at the heart of what it means to be an American,” said Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney with Phillips’ legal counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom. “Jack simply exercised the long-cherished American freedom to decline to use his artistic talents to promote a message with which he disagrees.”
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