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.

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U.S. Supreme Court (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Then last year, in April 2016, the Colorado Supreme Court said it would not hear the case.

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Phillips argues the government cannot force him to communicate a message with which he fundamentally disagrees.

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Jack Phillips at his shop (credit: CBS)

The couple requesting the cake was married in Massachusetts in 2012 but wanted the cake for a celebration in Colorado.

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