Vanilla ruling fails to slice into hot cake beef (Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission)

This is the latest in a series of case brief videos. Have you signed up for your Quimbee membership? The American Bar Association offers three months of Quimbee study aids (a $72 value) for law student members. Ready to go all in? Go Platinum and get 3 years of unlimited access to Quimbee and 3 years of ABA Premium membership (nearly a $1,000 value) for just $499. In 2012, a same-sex couple visited Masterpiece Cakeshop to order a custom wedding cake. The store owner, Jack Phillips, refused to make the wedding cake. Phillips, a devout Christian, believed that making a wedding cake for a same-sex couple would violate his religious beliefs. Phillips offered to sell the couple other items the store offered, but he refused to make a custom wedding cake. The couple filed a complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The couple argued that Masterpiece Cakeshop had violated Colorado’s antidiscrimination law, which prohibits…

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