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Tue Mar 5, 2019, 05:10 PM

Masterpiece Cakeshop, state of Colorado agree to mutual ceasefire over harassment, discrimination cl

Source: Denver Post

More than six years of legal battles between the owner of Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop and state officials will end after the baker agreed to drop his lawsuit alleging the Colorado Civil Rights Commission was harassing him for refusing to make cakes with LGBTQ themes in exchange for the commission dropping its own actions against him.

“After careful consideration of the facts, both sides agreed it was not in anyone’s best interest to move forward with these cases,” Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said in a news release Tuesday announcing the agreement. “The larger constitutional issues might well be decided down the road, but these cases will not be the vehicle for resolving them.”

The agreement marks the end of legal proceedings between Colorado and cakeshop owner Jack Phillips, who has said he cannot make such cakes because it would violate his Christian beliefs. Phillips has battled the state Civil Rights Commission in two separate cases, arguing in each that his right to freedom of speech and religion protect his decision to not bake cakes with LGBTQ themes.

The Civil Rights Commission unanimously voted to approve the agreement between the two sides Tuesday morning, said Lawrence Pacheco, a spokesman for Weiser. The attorney general’s office represents the commission and the director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division, who also was named in Phillips’ lawsuit.


Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/03/05/masterpiece-cakeshop-colorado-mutual-ceasefire-over-claims/

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Reply Masterpiece Cakeshop, state of Colorado agree to mutual ceasefire over harassment, discrimination cl (Original post)
FBaggins Mar 5 OP
mpcamb Mar 5 #1
FBaggins Mar 5 #2
christx30 Mar 5 #3
FBaggins Mar 5 #5
christx30 Mar 5 #9
onetexan Mar 5 #6
yardwork Mar 5 #8
onetexan Mar 5 #10
yardwork Mar 5 #11
marble falls Mar 5 #4
Haggis for Breakfast Mar 5 #7

Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:51 PM

1. Suppose, just suppose, a LGBTQ couple drops in tomorrow and asks Jack for a cake?

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 06:59 PM

2. Depends on the cake I suppose

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:35 PM

3. One assumes Happy Birthday Mike!!"

would be ok, but a wedding cake would not.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:13 PM

5. That's what he claims at least

I guess the question is whether someone should test that (giving him business if he’s telling the truth)... or just avoid him.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:21 PM

9. That's the way most of these have started out.

They are willing to sell them anything in the store. “You want a cookie? Here’s a cookie. Happy birthday? No problem, you like Dora the Explorer?” Etc. The thing they have a problem is wedding cakes. They don’t want to participate in anything they consider sinful.

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 08:45 PM

6. look at it this way

If you were one of the LGBTQ partners, would you want a bigot like Jack to make your wedding cake?

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Response to onetexan (Reply #6)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:12 PM

8. I'd prefer not to be humiliated in his store when he refused me service.

How would you feel?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:29 PM

10. i wouldn't be humiliated. I would call the bigot out for what he is and leave.

he certainly doesn't deserve my business if that's how he treats his patrons.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 10:41 PM

11. Yeah, it just gets old. As a gay person, it gets old.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 07:35 PM

4. That's the way the cookie crumbles.

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Response to FBaggins (Original post)

Tue Mar 5, 2019, 09:25 PM

7. This was NEVER about religion in the first place.

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