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Supreme Court rules in favor of Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple

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The U.S. Supreme court Monday ruled for a Colorado baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same sex couple. 

Supreme Court justices voted seven to two that the Colorado civil rights commission violated a Lakewood baker's rights under the first amendment. 

The court described the commission's ruling as anti-religious bias. 

Charlie Craig and Dave Mullins, complained to the Colorado commission in 2012 after they visited Masterpiece Cakeshop. 

The owner of the bakery, Jack Phillips, told them he would not create a cake for a same-sex wedding because it went against his religious beliefs.

Colorado law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the commission concluded that Phillips' refusal violated the law. Colorado State Courts upheld the determination.

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