A Colorado clash between gay rights and religion over a wedding cake now has big implications for anti-discrimination laws in 22 states. The case will be heard by a Supreme Court that now includes former Colorado Judge Neil Gorsuch -- who in the past has erred on the side of religious liberty.
Jack Phillips opted to not make a cake for David Mullins and Charlie Craig’s wedding, citing his religious convictions. Although his business, Masterpiece Cakeshop, is happy to make cakes for gay and lesbian customers, he didn’t want to for this type of occasion. The couple filed discrimination charges against him under Colorado statutes.
He also would not bake cakes with alcohol, tobacco, or other themes in opposition to his beliefs.
The Supreme Court will hear the case this fall.