Business Owner Appealing Court Order On Same-Sex Wedding Cake

Bakery owner: Government is forcing me to violate religious freedom

Masterpiece Cakeshop Owner Jack Phillips and his attorney Kristen Waggoner discuss why he wouldn't provide a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding.

A cake shop owner is appealing a Colorado court’s decision that found him in violation of a law after he refused to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple due to religious beliefs. In an interview on FOX Business Network’s Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips explained why he is appealing the ruling.

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“My case is the government is trying to force me to violate my personal religious freedom and create a cake for a ceremony that I have objections to.”

Phillips’ attorney broke down the court’s decision.

“The court ruled that if [Phillips] provides any wedding services to any heterosexual couple, that he must provide that same service to a same-sex couple, even though he’s gladly served gays and lesbians for many years in his shop,” Phillips’ attorney, Kristen Waggoner, told Neil Cavuto. “It’s just a singular event that he has a religious conviction about and that’s that marriage is between a man and a woman.”

The dispute is having an economic impact on Phillips’ business.

“Right now we’re not making any wedding cakes, so that’s taken a pretty good chunk of my business away.”

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