By DEVON SMITH
WASHINGTON (CIRCA) - Earlier this month, in perhaps one of the more anticipated SCOTUS decisions, the high court ruled in favor of Jack Phillips, a Christian baker from Colorado, who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple.
In 2012, a same-sex couple, Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, approached the baker, an alleged devout Catholic, who cited religious beliefs as his reason for denying service to the two men.
As a result, the two men approached the Colorado Civil Rights Commission for support, claiming that they had been discriminated against due to their sexual affiliation.
The CCRC sided with the gay couple, citing that the baker had to make the cake.
The baker persisted and the case ended up in the Supreme Court.
In a 7-2 decision, the SCOTUS sided with the baker, stating that the CCRC had been unfairly hostile toward the baker due to his religious beliefs, which ultimately violated his religious protection laws in the United States.
Join us for "We Need to Talk" as we discuss the ruling and its potential aftermath.