The Colorado commission aimed at tackling bigotry and racial prejudice throughout the state is again targeting a Christian baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding; this time attacking the chef for refusing to create a confection celebrating transgenderism.
According to the Denver Post, Cake shop owner Jack Phillips is suing Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper after he claimed the state’s Civil Rights Commission again targeted the baker for refusing to “commemorate a gender transition.”
“The owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop has sued Gov. John Hickenlooper and state civil rights officials, claiming Colorado has renewed its religious persecution by investigating him — in defiance of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision — for refusing to create a cake commemorating gender transition,” writes the Post.
“Jack Phillips of Lakewood brought the lawsuit late Tuesday night in Denver U.S. District Court against Hickenlooper and members of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission,” adds the article.
In June, the Supreme Court ruled that Phillips was exercising his constitutional rights when he refused to bake a cake to commemorate a same-sex wedding; saying it was his “freedom of expression” to deny his services.
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