Colorado Baker Who Refused Gay Couple a Wedding Cake Is Back in Court
Colorado Baker Who Refused Gay Couple a Wedding Cake Is Back in Court Lawyers for Denver baker Jack Phillips argued in federal court on Tuesday that the state of Colorado is punishing him.
They claim the state is being hostile with Phillips because of his Christian faith.
They are seeking $100,000 in punitive damages for Phillips over violations of his First and Fourteenth Amendment rights.
In 2012, Phillips was first sanctioned by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission In June of this year, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that the commission showed anti- religious bias in sanctioning him.
In a separate case, the Colorado commission says Phillips discriminated against a Denver attorney because she's transgender.
Phillips refused to make Autumn Scardina a cake in celebration of her gender transition.