Lawyers for Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, filed a federal lawsuit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and Gov. John Hickenlooper.
Colorado Civil Rights Commission
Phillips says the six years since his first encounter with Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig has been a trial for his Christian faith.
The couple who tried to order a wedding cake from Jack Phillips actually tried to avoid politics when they decided to get married.
The former commissioner made the controversial statements about religion that the Supreme Court cited in its ruling for baker Jack Phillips.
Baker Jack Phillips was back at the bakery today, greeting supporters and customers, as the couple struggled with the decision with their lawyers.
Gov. Hickenlooper said Colorado will “take seriously the Court’s admonition that the state must apply its laws and regulations in a manner that is neutral toward religion."
What was expected to be a close vote with wide-ranging effects came down as a narrow decision with limited reach.
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the opinion for the court, which voted 7-2 to reverse a lower court's ruling.
These are the possible outcomes that could be decided by the nation’s highest court when it comes to the Masterpiece Cakeshop case.
The justice has been both the court's most visible defender of gay rights as well as its greatest supporter of free speech.