Monday, January 06, 2014 9:08 pm
Colo. cake maker appeals order to serve gays
The Associated Press
Alliance Defending Freedom filed an appeal Monday on behalf of Masterpiece Cakeshop. A judge last month ordered the shop to stop discriminating against gay couples.
The American Civil Liberties Union had filed a complaint against shop owner Jack Phillips on behalf of Charlie Craig and David Mullins, who were married in Massachusetts and wanted a wedding cake to celebrate in Colorado.
The complaint says that in July 2012, Phillips turned the couple away when he found out the cake was to celebrate a gay wedding.
ADF attorney Kristen Waggoner says "forcing Americans to promote ideas against their will undermines our constitutionally protected freedom of expression."