Court Of Appeals The Latest Stop On Gay Wedding Cake Case


HIS REMAINS WERE MOVED LAST WEEK FROM 61st. DANIEL CHEONG WAS PULL FROM A CREEK SATURDAY. HE HAD BEEN ON A TRIP WITH MILE HIGH RAFTING. A CASE OF A BAKER THAT REFUSED TO MAKE A WEDDING CAKE FOR A GAY COUPLE. SAID IT WOULD VIOLATE HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEFS AND ASKING THE STATE COURT OF APPEALS FOR HELP. SHAUN BOYD FROM MOBILE FOUR. WE HEARD BOTH SIDES PRESENT THEIR CASE TODAY. Reporter: AND, JIM, THEY BOTH MADE COMPELLING ARGUMENTS, JACK PHILLIPS IS NOT OPPOSED TO MAKING CAKES FOR GAY COUPLES, IT IS CAKES FOR GAY MARRIAGE HE CAN’T DO BECAUSE OF HIS RELIGIOUS BELIEVES BUT THE ACLU SAYS IF YOU ARE GOING TO OFFER A BUSINESS YOU HAVE TO OFFER SERVICES TO EVERYONE IN THE PUBLIC. THE COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS, THE LATEST STOP THAT HAS TESTED RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. JACK PHILLIPS SAYS THE GOVERNMENT CAN FORCE HIM TO CREATE SOMETHING IN VIOLATION OF HIS RELIGION AND MIKING A CAKE FOR A GAY MARRIAGE IS EXACTLY THAT. WE STILL HAVE RIGHTS AS AMERICAN CITIZENS TO SHOW OUR FAKE ARE PAYING. AND CHARLIE CRAIG AND DAVID MULLINS SAYS PHILLIPS CAN’T INVOKE RELIGION AS AN EXCUSE. A CAKE SHOP IS A PLACE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. AND IT IS A BUSINESS. AND AS SUCH IT IS GOVERNED BY CIVIL LAWS AND NOT BY RELIGIOUS LAWS. CRAIG MULLINS FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS COMMISSION AFTER PHILLIPS REFUSED TO MAKE THEM A CASE CITING A LAR THAT BARS DISCRIMINATION BASED ON ORIENTATION. THEY WON AND PHILLIPS APPEALED SAYING IT IS NOT ABOUT SERVING INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE GAY BUT RATHER EXPRESSING A MESSAGE AGAINST HIS RELIGION. A GOVERNMENT THAT TELLS YOU WHAT YOU CAN’T SAY IS BAD ENOUGH. A GOVERNMENT THAT TELLS YOU WHAT YOU MUST SAY AND WHAT YOU MUST CREATE IS ONE THAT WE SHOULD ALL FEAR. THERE IS NOTHING ABOUT BAKING AND SELLING A CAKE THAT REFLECTS AN ENDORSEMENT OF ANYBODY’S MARRIAGE, THE REFUSAL TO MAKE THEIR SERVICES TO GAY COUPLES IS DISCRIMINATORY. SOME OF THE WEDDING CAKES THAT PHILLIPS USED TO MAKE AFTER THE STATE ORDERED HIM TO MAKE WEDDING CAKES FOR EVERYONE, HE DECIDED HE WOULDN’T MAKE THEM FOR EVERYONE. IT HAS COST HIM 40% OF HIS BUSINESS. THE COLORADO COURT OF APPEALS RULING IS NOT EXPECTED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND IN THE WAKE OF THE U.S. SUPREME COURT RULING LEGALIZING GAY MARRIAGE

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