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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Colorado Court - Let Them Eat Cake!

" This case juxtaposes the rights of complainants, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, under Colorado’s public accommodations law to obtain a wedding cake to celebrate their same-sex marriage against and the rights of respondents, Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., and its owner, Jack C. Phillips, who contend that requiring them to provide such a wedding cake violates their constitutional rights to freedom of speech and the free exercise of religion.

This appeal arises from an administrative decision by appellee, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which upheld the decision of an administrative law judge, who ruled in favor of Craig and Mullins and against Masterpiece and Phillips on cross-motions for summary judgment. For the reasons discussed below, we affirm the Commission’s decision.

... if it wishes to operate as a public accommodation and conduct business within the State of Colorado, CADA [Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act] prohibits it from picking and choosing customers based on their sexual orientation ..."

Judge Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals, August 13, 2015.

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