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they serve gay clients, so why won’t they cater a same-sex wedding?

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they serve gay clients, so why won’t they cater a same-sex wedding?

on wednesday, colorado baker and businessman jack phillips spoke publicly in detail for the first time about his upcoming case at the u.s. supreme court.in 2012, the colorado civil rights commission fined phillips, owner of masterpiece cakeshop in lakewood, co. he had declined to design, bake, and sell a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding. five years later, on june 26, 2017, the supreme court granted his appeal of a lower court decision.phillips answered questions at a policy forum hosted by the heritage foundation in washington, dc. “the commission ruled that i am required now to make cakes for same-sex weddings,” he stated. “in order to comply with that ruling and obey the law, we decided we wouldn’t make wedding cakes at all. it was 40 percent of our business and we lost that. before the two men came into our shop, i had ten employees. now i have four.”‘speech compulsions are as unconstitutional as speech restrictions’phillips’ legal battle centered on alleged discrimination, and free speech is expected to become a topic of national discussion when the supreme court hears his case later this year. the high court’s ruling in the 2015 case obergefell v. hodges legalized same-sex marriages across the united states.on thursday at a capitol hill press conference, congresswoman vicki hartzler (r-missouri) and senator mike lee (r-utah) announced that 86 members of congress have signed on to an amicus brief in support of phillips’ rights to free expression.the...