A Colorado baker who refused to make a
wedding cake for a gay couple has asked the Colorado Supreme Court to
reverse judges' rulings against him.
Attorneys for Jack Phillips, owner of
Masterpiece Cakeshop, argue that selling wedding cakes to gay and
lesbian couples would violate his conscience.
In 2012, Phillips refused to consider
baking a cake for Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig. The men, who
married in Massachusetts, wanted to buy a cake from Phillips' bakery
for their Denver reception. (Colorado at the time recognized gay
coupes with civil unions, not marriage.)
The couple sued, saying that Phillips'
faith does not give him a right to discriminate. Earlier this year,
the Colorado Court of Appeals upheld lower court rulings against
Attorneys representing Phillips says
they're prepared to take their case all the way to the U.S. Supreme