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Bakery’s refusal to serve same-sex couple is discrimination

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Despite his anti-gay religious beliefs, a Colorado bakery owner that refused service to a same-sex couple is guilty of illegal discrimination.

Judge Robert N. Spencer ruled late last week that Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple last year “because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage.” Spencer ordered Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, to accommodate sex-couples or face fines and other possible penalties.

The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits discrimination in places of public accommodation because of sexual orientation. The only places of public accommodations which are exempted from this statute are churches, synagogues, mosques, or “other place[s] that [are] principally used for religious purposes.”

Religious convictions are not a legal justification for a business to discriminate against same sex couples, just as religious convictions are not a legal justification for a business to discriminate against individuals on the basis of race or gender.

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