by Will Kohler
Earlier this year David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited the Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado and wanted to order a wedding cake for their upcoming wedding. (The wedding was to take place in Massachusetts and they were to fly home to celebrate with family and friends) only to be denied service because they dared to order a same sex wedding cake from Masterpiece’s bigoted owner.
Via press release from the ACLU:
A Colorado judge today determined that the bakery unlawfully discriminated against the couple by refusing to sell them a wedding cake. David Mullins and Charlie Craig visited Masterpiece Cakeshop last year, with Craig’s mother, to order a cake for their upcoming wedding reception. Mullins and Craig planned to marry in Massachusetts and then celebrate with family and friends back home in Colorado. Masterpiece owner Jack Phillips informed them that because of his religious beliefs the store’s policy was to deny service to customers who wished to order baked goods to celebrate a same-sex couple’s wedding.
Longstanding Colorado state law prohibits public accommodations, including businesses such as Masterpiece Cakeshop, from refusing service based on factors such as race, sex, marital status or sexual orientation. Mullins and Craig filed complaints with the Colorado Civil Rights Division (CCRD) contending that Masterpiece had violated this law. Earlier this year, the CCRD ruled that Phillips illegally discriminated against Mullins and Craig. Today’s decision from Judge Robert N. Spencer of the Colorado Office of Administrative Courts affirms that finding.
And of course not missing a cue American Family Association hate group spokesdouche Bryan
FISTer Fischer is foaming at the mouth on Twitter.