A Christian baker, who has been repeatedly sued by the state of Colorado, might be in court a little longer… but in a good way.
A federal judge ruled that Jack Phillips, who owns Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, can sue the state for anti-religious bias.
Phillips had been sued twice by the state of Colorado for his refusal to make cakes that violate his religious views.
First, Colorado’s Civil Rights Commission cited him for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding. Phillips took his court all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, who ruled that the commission had in fact discriminated against Phillips for his Christian beliefs, and violated his First Amendment right to free expression.
The day the Supreme Court agreed to hear Phillips’ appeal, he was targeted by Colorado officials once more–for refusing to bake a “gender transition cake” that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside.
When Phillips refused, he was cited again by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Despite winning his case in the U.S. Supreme Court, Colorado decided to prosecute him again over the “gender transition cake.”
But now, it looks like Phillips could finally have the upper-hand in his years-long battle against his own government… and it looks like Colorado might finally be getting its just desserts.