LAKEWOOD, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado baker at the center of the debate over a gay wedding cake says he will once again start baking wedding cakes.

Jack Phillips refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple in 2012 citing his religious beliefs.

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The case went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and on Monday the high court ruled 7-2 that the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was biased against Phillips’ religious beliefs when they said he was wrong not to make the cake.

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With the high court ruling in his favor, CBS4 asked Phillips at Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood on Friday morning if he would now bake a cake for a gay couple.

“It’s a hypothetical,” Phillips said. “The courts vindicated me so I don’t want to give you an answer to that, I don’t know.”

“Do you think you might put up some sign?” CBS4’s Tori Mason asked Phillips. “How you would deal with (a gay couple’s request for a cake)?”

“No, gay couples come in — I welcome them. The message of the cake doesn’t change, my faith hasn’t changed, my beliefs haven’t changed.”

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Phillips again reiterated he also does not make Halloween cakes or anti-American cakes. He says it’s the message of the cakes, not the person ordering it.

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Phillips also said he did not mean to cause that couple who lost the challenge — Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig — any pain.


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