Monday, August 17, 2015

US court in Colorado rules against cake baker's religious extremism


COLORADO---A baker violated Colorado’s public accommodations law when he refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, the state appeals court wrote in its opinion Thursday. The Colorado Court of Appeals ruling upheld previous decisions in favor of Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who in 2012 visited Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colo., but were refused by owner Jack Phillips. Phillips cited his Christian beliefs as justification for the decision, and contended that creating the cake would violate his right to free speech, as well as his religious freedom. [link]