The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jeremy Tedesco regarding the decision of the Colorado Supreme Court Monday in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Craig to decline to review a Colorado Civil Rights Commission decision that ordered Jack Phillips and his staff to design cakes for same-sex celebrations, re-educate his staff, and file quarterly “compliance” reports for two years:
“We asked the Colorado Supreme Court to take this case to ensure that government understands that its duty is to protect the people’s freedom to follow their beliefs personally and professionally, not force them to violate those beliefs as the price of earning a living. Jack, who has happily served people of all backgrounds for years, simply exercised the long-cherished American freedom to decline to use his artistic talents to promote a message and event with which he disagrees, and that freedom shouldn’t be placed in jeopardy for anyone. We are evaluating all legal options to preserve this freedom for Jack.”
- Pronunciation guide: Tedesco (Tuh-DESS’-koh)
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