Law360, New York (December 13, 2017, 4:53 PM EST) -- Last week, in Masterpiece Cakeshop LTD. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on whether applying Colorado’s anti-discrimination law to compel Masterpiece Cakeshop to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding, inconsistent with shop owner Jack Phillips’ sincerely held religious beliefs about marriage, violates the free speech or free exercise clauses of the First Amendment.
The case stems from a 2012 Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) claim filed by Charlie Craig and David Mullins with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (the commission) against Masterpiece Cakeshop, a Colorado bakery owned by Jack Phillips that refused to create a cake...
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