Homophobic Colorado Bakery Loses Case

Written by scott on May 31st, 2014

Gay Wedding CakeThe bakery in Colorado that refused to make a cake for a gay couple’s wedding lost an appeal yesterday.

LGBT Weekly reports:

Today, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission upheld administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer’s ruling that Masterpiece Bakery in suburban Denver could not turn away lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people seeking to purchase goods. Judge Spencer ruled in December of 2013 that the bakery would face fines if they continue to discriminate against customers based on their sexual orientation. The bakery owner appealed the decision to the full state Civil Rights Commission, which upheld Judge Spencer’s decision. Colorado law prohibits public accommodations, including businesses like Masterpiece Cakeshop, from refusing service to customers based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

There’s a difference between freedom of religion and freedom of an individual for-profit business owner to discriminate.

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2 Comments so far ↓

  1. Lucinda says:

    And now I see that he has decided not to “complicate” his beliefs…so he will just not make cakes for nobody.
    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-baker-to-stop-making-wedding-cakes-after-losing-discrimination-case/

  2. Joseph Antonelli says:

    You can’t have your cake and eat it too.

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