After Supreme Court victory, Christian baker now fined for not making transgender cake

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There must be a critical shortage of cake bakeries in Colorado, for “sexually diverse” people keep having to go to the same guy over and over again.

And since he does not make same-sex wedding cakes or transgender-reveal cakes, they have to keep suing him.

Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker who won a victory at the Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding, has now been found by a judge to have violated the state’s anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, the Associated Press reported.

Autumn Scardina wanted a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate his “gender transition” to being “female” on his birthday. Phillips said he would not make the cake because of its message, and pointed out during a trial in March that he did not think someone could change genders and he would not cater to “somebody who thinks that they can.”

“The anti-discrimination laws are intended to ensure that members of our society who have historically been treated unfairly, who have been deprived of even the every-day right to access businesses to buy products, are no longer treated as ‘others,’ ” Judge A. Bruce Jones wrote in his June 15 ruling.

The group representing Phillips, Alliance Defending Freedom, said the following day that it would appeal the ruling, which ordered Phillips to pay a $500 fine. The maximum fine for each violation of Colorado’s Anti-Discrimination Act is $500.

Scardina, who just happens to be an attorney, attempted to order the cake on the same day in 2017 that the Supreme Court said it would hear Phillips’ appeal in the wedding cake case. Scardina insists his attempt to get a cake was not a “set up” intended to spur a lawsuit, the judge said.


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