Jack Philips, the Colorado baker who recently prevailed at the Supreme Court, is in the middle of another groundbreaking legal battle.
A federal judge just ruled last week that the baker could sue the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for
Daily Wire reports:
Phillips previously fought a case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court after the Colorado Civil Rights Commission cited him for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. The Supreme Court found that the commission discriminated against Phillips for his religious views.
On the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take Phillips’ appeal, Denver attorney Autumn Scardina requested Phillips to bake a cake that celebrated gender transition with a blue outside and an pink inside, The Western Journal reports. After Phillips refused, the Colorado Civil Rights Commission cited him again.
Despite Phillips winning his case at the Supreme Court, the state still decided to prosecute him, causing him to file a lawsuit.
In a statement, the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is defending Phillips, said that Colorado is treating Phillips differently than other cake artists who decline custom projects if they disagree with the message.