Gay wedding cake case to appear before the US Supreme Court
A gay couple’s landmark wedding cake case will appear before the US Supreme Court today (December 5).
The legal battle began back in 2012 when baker Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to make David Mullins and Charlie Craig a cake for their wedding.
Phillips claimed making the cake went against his Christian beliefs and said it was his “standard business practice not to provide cakes for same-sex weddings”. Instead, he offered to make other products like birthday cakes and biscuits.
However, Colorado bans businesses from discriminating against customers based on race and sexual orientation, so the couple successfully filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission several months later.
In 2015 Colorado’s appeals court upheld the decision, and the case – known as Masterpiece Cakeshop
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