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Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make same-sex wedding cake

Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make same-sex wedding cake

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make same-sex wedding cake because of a religious obligation. The same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, complained to the Colorado Commission in 2012 after visiting Phillips’ Masterpiece Cakeshop in Denver. The baker told the couple he would not make a cake for their wedding. Colorado law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation, and the commission concluded that Phillips’ was in violation of this law despite his claim that the decision was on religious grounds. Arguments were presented back in December. Supreme Court Justices’ voted 7-2 Monday that the commission violated Phillips’ First Amendment rights and described the commission’s decision as having an anti-religious bias. Phillips said he will sell ready-made products to anyone who enters his store but he declines “to express messages or celebrate events that violate his deeply held beliefs”.