Federal Judge Advances Masterpiece Cakeshop Religious Bias Case

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Just a few weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court shielded cake shop owner Jack Phillips from what it characterized as a biased and possibly prejudiced treatment by a state anti-discrimination panel the panel issued a new probable cause finding against him on the same allegation. (Getty Images photo)

The Daily Mail – A Christian baker’s lawsuit against the Colorado Civil Rights Commission alleging religious discrimination can proceed, a federal judge ruled.

Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips’ second suit against the agency alleges religious bias after he was punished for refusing to bake a cake celebrating a transgender reveal. U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniels ruled in a 53-page order on Friday that Phillips’ suit can move forward.

It is the second time the baker has sued the commission, after the Supreme Court ruled in his favor in June over a discrimination claim when he was punished by the state for refusing to make a custom cake celebrating a homosexual wedding.

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