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Supreme Court takes LGBT rights and religious freedom case

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court will take up a case involving a Colorado baker’s refusal to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

The case concerns baker, Jack Philips, who in 2012, declined to make the cake.

He says he told the couple he couldn’t make the cake because of his religious beliefs.

The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, which ruled that Phillips violated the state’s anti-discrimination law.

The ruling was upheld by the Colorado Court of Appeals.

Phillips is now taking his case to the Supreme Court with evidence of how the lower court’s ruling violated his freedoms of speech and religion.

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