Aug 16, 2015

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By on Sunday, August 16, 2015

A custom cake baker in suburban Denver can’t cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today.
“Cake artist” Jack Phillips said he gladly serves gays and lesbians in his family business. But, Phillips said, he could not in good conscience design a wedding cake for a same-sex couple when, as a Christian, he believes that marriage is the union of a man and a woman.

A three-judge panel of the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled that not doing so amounts to illegal discrimination based on sexual orientation, the Associated Press reported.
“Today is a proud day for equality and for upholding the law,” Ria Mar, a lawyer for the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, said of the ruling in an ACLU release. “In America, no one should be turned away from a shop or restaurant because of who they are or who they love.”
Phillips now faces fines if he will not make wedding cakes for same-sex couples.
The baker’s lawyer, Jeremy Tedesco, told The Daily Signal that the three judges “got it wrong on all counts” in a unanimous 65-page opinion.

“He objects to the message, not to their protected status,” Tedesco said of the business owner’s attitude toward Charlie Craig and David Mullins, the two men who wanted him to design a wedding cake. “That’s not discrimination under the law.” …

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