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Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop

Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop

Court: Trial Court

Status: Active

Last Updated: 8/30/2021

Overview

Summary

The same attorney who filed an unsuccessful complaint with the Colorado Civil Rights Commission in 2017 commenced a lawsuit in state court over the same custom cake request the attorney made at that time. The request was for a custom-designed cake, pink on the inside and blue on the outside, to reflect and celebrate a gender transition. Jack's shop declined that request because the customer specifically requested that the cake express messages and celebrate an event in conflict with Jack's religious beliefs. The decision was not because of the person who requested it, as Phillips would not create a cake expressing the requested message no matter who asked for it. 

A trial court issued a ruling against Phillips in June 2021. ADF attorneys have appealed to the Colorado Court of Appeals. 

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Kristen K. Waggoner

General Counsel

Kristen K. Waggoner serves as General Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom. Her role includes oversight of the U.S. legal division, a team of 100 attorneys and staff who engage in litigation, public advocacy, and legislative support.

Jake Warner

Legal Counsel

Jake Warner serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Appellate Team.

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