The Colorado Court of Appeals has ruled against a bakery owner that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple back in 2012.
Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Lakewood was appealing a lower court ruling that he “unlawfully discriminated against a gay couple.” The Colorado Civil Rights Division’s earlier decision noted evidence in the record that Phillips had expressed willingness to take a cake order for the “marriage” of two dogs, but not for the commitment ceremony of two women, and that he would not make a cake for a same-sex couple’s wedding celebration “just as he would not be willing to make a pedophile cake.”
BREAKING: Court rules gay couple cannot be turned away from cake shop. Today is a proud day for equality! pic.twitter.com/eUDqTPMBo4
— ACLU (@ACLU) August 13, 2015
Phillips has pledged to close his cake shop if forced to bake a gay wedding cake.