LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The U.S. Supreme court is expected to decide on Monday whether to hear a case over a cake artist who refused to bake a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.
In 2015, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips’ refusal to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple could lead to discrimination.READ MORE: 'Going To Take Some Time': Community Gathers To Remember Victims, Heal Together After Olde Town Arvada Shooting
Then last year, in April 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court said it would not hear the case.READ MORE: Water Quality Control Commission Votes Down Proposal To Allow More Pollution In Colorado Waterways
Phillips argues the government cannot force him to communicate a message with which he fundamentally disagrees.MORE NEWS: Colorado Woman Cassondra Stratton Missing After Miami Condo Collapse
The couple requesting the cake was married in Massachusetts in 2012 but wanted the cake for a celebration in Colorado.