DENVER (CBS4) – A controversial case between a baker in Lakewood and the state of Colorado heads back to court on Tuesday. Jack Phillips says he won’t make a cake for a Coloradan undergoing a gender transition.
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The same baker also refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.
Phillips is now suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after it accused him of discrimination. Phillips maintains the state doesn’t respect his religious beliefs.
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In June, the United States Supreme Court ruled the state was hostile toward Phillips’ religious beliefs. However, the court did not rule on whether business owners can use religion to refuse service.
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On Monday, both sides were in court for a motion hearing.