Colorado Baker says he Will Not Make Any Wedding Cakes at All if he Has to Make Wedding Cakes for Homosexuals After Losing Court Case

In this March 10, 2014, photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo.  AP PHOTO/BRENNAN LINSLEY
In this March 10, 2014, photo, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips cracks eggs into a cake batter mixer inside his store, in Lakewood, Colo. AP PHOTO/BRENNAN LINSLEY

The owner of a bakery in Lakewood said he will no longer sell wedding cakes after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled he did discriminate against a gay couple when he refused to sell them a cake.

Jack Phillips owns Masterpiece Cakeshop. In 2012, David Mullins and Charlie Craig went to the shop to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. They planned to marry in Massachusetts and have a reception in Colorado.

Phillips said he doesn’t believe in gay marriage and he refused to sell them a cake.

“We would close down the bakery before we would complicate our beliefs,” Phillips said after the hearing, according to CBS Denver. Phillips also admitted he had refused service to other same-sex couples.

A judge previously ruled a business owner cannot refuse service to a customer on the basis of sexual orientation. Phillips appealed to the commission, but it upheld the decision.

That prompted Phillips to decide he would no longer make any wedding cakes. He said he would be fine selling cupcakes for a birthday party for someone who is gay but added, “I don’t want to participate in a same-sex wedding.”

The commission also ordered the baker to submit quarterly reports about the customers he refuses to serve and retrain employees to serve everyone.

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SOURCE: CBS NEWS

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