By Rebecca Clark Brothers
Last August, the state appeals court in Colorado upheld the decision that Jack Phillips of Lakewood, Colo., owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop could not refuse service to a gay couple based upon his religious beliefs. When he refused, the couple, Charlie Craig and David Mullins, filed a complaint under Colorado law which bars discrimination in public accommodations based on sexual orientation.
This is an awkward situation. According to the law, Phillips broke it, yet according to his religious beliefs, he didn’t.