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Lutheran Legal League
Orlando, Florida
(904) 591-4822

Masterpiece Cakeshop

Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd., is a Colorado bakery owned and operatedby Jack Phillips, an expert baker and devout Christian. In 2012 he told a same-sex couple that he would not create a cake for their wedding celebration because of his religious opposition to same-sex marriages—marriages that Colorado did not then recognize—but that hewould sell them other baked goods, e.g., birthday cakes. The couple filed a charge with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission (Commission) pursuant to the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA),which prohibits, as relevant here, discrimination based on sexual orientation in a “place of business engaged in any sales to the public andany place offering services . . . to the public.”

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