Colorado Christian Baker Again in Court docket After Refusing to Bake Birthday Cake for Transgender Girl

Jack PhillipsThe Colorado Christian baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and won a very narrow victory in the U.S. Supreme Court – which was quickly abused by the Trump administration to expand discrimination against LGBTQ – , is back in court week in this regard.

Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop, refused to bake a birthday cake for a transgender woman in 2017. It should be pink on the inside and blue on the outside “to celebrate her gender change,” according to Law & Crime.

This, too, was against his religious beliefs, claimed Phillips and refused to serve the woman, attorney Autumn Scardina. In court documents in 2018, Phillips said he could “not promote the idea that a person’s gender is anything other than an immutable, God-given biological reality.”

He also expressed his frustration and suggested that he is the victim.

“It seems like I’m the only person in Colorado who can’t live up to my beliefs,” he told an ultra-conservative anti-LGBTQ think tank, the Heritage Foundation. “A sex change cake is not something I’ve ever made and it’s not an event to celebrate.”

But as Law & Crime suggests, Phillips may have a problem.

“During the whole time [wedding cake] In a lawsuit, Phillips claimed that if the cake was for a different non-religious occasion, he would have housed the couple. “

One could argue that a birthday is a non-religious occasion.

Phillips and his attorney Sean Gates were practically before a state court on Monday, the AP reports. Gates “said his refusal to make Scardina’s cake was part of his message not to discriminate against Scardina, reiterating the claims made in Phillips’ legal battle over his refusal to make a wedding cake for Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins in 2012 . “

“The message would be that he agrees that gender change is something to celebrate,” said Gates, who later noted that Phillips had refused to bake cakes with other messages he refused, including Halloween items.

It’s important to note that Phillips’ 7-2 victory at the Supreme Court was only for him, and not because the judges believed bakers were allowed to discriminate against same-sex couples. The court ruled that the lower “court,” more specifically the Colorado Commission charged with settling discrimination cases, was acting with “hostility” towards Phillips.

The Supreme Court opinion explicitly stated that the rights of LGBT people must be protected in the marketplace.

Immediately the Trump administration accepted this decision and twisted it to expand its already virulent anti-LGBTQ programs.


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