Order for Denver-area cake maker to serve gay couples appealed

By: Associated Press
January 6, 2014 Updated: January 7, 2014 at 2:35 am
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photo - Engaged gay couple Dave Mullins, second from left, and Charlie Craig, left, were joined by a small group of supporters in Lakewood on Saturday, August 4, 2012 to protest and boycott the Masterpiece Cakeshop at 3355 S. Wadsworth Blvd. The couple went to the cake shop last week, and the owner turned the couple away saying he would not make them a rainbow-themed wedding cake. Cate Owen, who did not know the couple personally, saw the posting on the couple's facebook page and decided to organize the protest on the street near the cake shop. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post
Engaged gay couple Dave Mullins, second from left, and Charlie Craig, left, were joined by a small group of supporters in Lakewood on Saturday, August 4, 2012 to protest and boycott the Masterpiece Cakeshop at 3355 S. Wadsworth Blvd. The couple went to the cake shop last week, and the owner turned the couple away saying he would not make them a rainbow-themed wedding cake. Cate Owen, who did not know the couple personally, saw the posting on the couple's facebook page and decided to organize the protest on the street near the cake shop. Kathryn Scott Osler, The Denver Post 

DENVER — A conservative Christian organization has appealed a judge's ruling against a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony.

Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal Monday on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was ordered by a judge in December to stop discriminating against gay couples.

The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint against shop owner Jack Phillips on behalf of 33-year-old Charlie Craig and 29-year-old David Mullins, who were married in Massachusetts and wanted a wedding cake to celebrate in Colorado.

The complaint says that in July 2012, Phillips turned the couple away when he found out the cake was to celebrate a gay wedding.

ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner says "forcing Americans to promote ideas against their will undermines our constitutionally protected freedom of expression."

Order for Denver-area cake maker to serve gay couples appealed

By: Associated Press
Updated: January 7, 2014 at 2:35 am

DENVER — A conservative Christian organization has appealed a judge's ruling against a suburban Denver baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony. Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal Monday on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop, which was ordered by a judge in December...

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