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Jack Phillips Appeals Ruling for Discrimination Against Trans Woman

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Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who took a religious refusals case involving a gay couple to the U.S. Supreme Court, is appealing a discrimination ruling on his refusal to make a cake celebrating a transgender woman’s transition.Autumn Scardina had sued Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, after he declined to provide the transition cake in 2017.

It was to be pink with blue frosting. Phillips’s wife initially accepted the order for the cake, but Scardina revealed the purpose for the design, and the bakery turned her down.

Phillips, a conservative Christian, said he would not “promote the idea that a person’s sex is anything other than an immutable God-given biological reality” and that being forced to do so would violate his free speech rights.Denver District Judge A.

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