UPDATED 8:16 AM PT — Mon. June 4, 2018
The Supreme Court rules in favor of a baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex couple because of religious beliefs.
The nation’s highest court handed down the ruling in a seven-to-two decision today Monday.
The decision stems from a 2012 incident where — the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado — refused to bake and design a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and David Mullins.
The couple filed discrimination charges with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, but Phillips pressed his case until the Supreme Court agreed to take it on.
The court said the Colorado Civil Rights Commission violated the Free Exercise Clause when it tried to compel Phillips to make a cake for a same sex wedding he morally opposed.