CO man faces jail time for refusing to bake ‘gay wedding cake’

CO man faces jail time for refusing to bake ‘gay wedding cake’

A Denver bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple is about to face the legal heat.

The Colorado Attorney General’s office last week filed a discrimination complaint against the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop, who last year declined to make a cake for Denver couple Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig, theAssociated Press reports. The couple had their marriage ceremony in Massachusetts and wanted the cake for a hometown celebration with family and friends.

Jack Phillips, one of the owners of Masterpiece Cakeshop, had cited his Christian beliefs in refusing the men’s business. “We would close down the bakery before we compromised our beliefs,” Phillips told a television interviewer last summer. To another couple who sought to place an order, he reportedly said making a cake for a same-sex wedding would be like making one for a pedophile celebration.

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