CASEMasterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis

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On June 26, 2017, the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to take up Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, an attorney asked cake artist Jack Phillips to create a cake designed pink on the inside and blue on the outside, which the attorney said was to celebrate a gender transition from male to female. Phillips declined the request because the custom cake would have expressed messages about sex and gender identity that conflict with his religious beliefs. Less than a month after the Supreme Court ruled for Phillips in his first case, the state surprised him by finding probable cause to believe that Colorado law requires him to create the requested gender-transition cake.
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Victory for Jack Phillips as overwhelming evidence of govt hostility emerges

Religious Freedom

Victory for Jack Phillips as overwhelming evidence of govt hostility emerges

Colorado Civil Rights Commission finally abandons its harassment of cake artist who prevailed at US Supreme Court

Mar 05, 2019 Read More

Colorado loses bid to dismiss cake artist’s lawsuit

Religious Freedom

Colorado loses bid to dismiss cake artist’s lawsuit

Court says Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop can proceed with case spawned by state commission’s hostility

Jan 07, 2019 Read More

ADF to Colorado: Stop going after Jack

Religious Freedom

ADF to Colorado: Stop going after Jack

Attorney for Masterpiece Cakeshop available to media following hearing Tuesday

Dec 17, 2018 Read More

Halt the hostility: Jack Phillips asks court to stop Colorado’s intolerance toward his faith

Religious Freedom

Halt the hostility: Jack Phillips asks court to stop Colorado’s intolerance toward his faith

State civil rights commission continues to pursue prosecution of Phillips, prompting him to seek immediate relief from federal court

Oct 24, 2018 Read More

Hostility unabated: Colorado seeks to punish cake artist Jack Phillips again

Religious Freedom

Hostility unabated: Colorado seeks to punish cake artist Jack Phillips again

ADF attorneys file suit against state officials

Aug 15, 2018 Read More
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https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---declaration-of-colorado-rep-dave-williams.pdf?sfvrsn=afaac830_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---exhibit-of-tweet-from-ccrc-commissioner.pdf?sfvrsn=6a11eef4_4https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---order-denying-motion-to-dismiss.pdf?sfvrsn=74a29533_6https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---motion-for-preliminary-injunction.pdf?sfvrsn=1786676c_10https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---motion-to-dismiss.pdf?sfvrsn=b9979f5a_8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/scardina-v-masterpiece-cakeshop---formal-complaint-of-colorado-civil-rights-commission.pdf?sfvrsn=68f2626b_10https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---complaint.pdf?sfvrsn=8ace9e9a_8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---probable-cause-determination-issued-by-colorado-civil-rights-division-(2018-06-28).pdf?sfvrsn=9106f62_8https://adflegal.blob.core.windows.net/mainsite-new/docs/default-source/documents/legal-documents/masterpiece-cakehop-v.-elenis/masterpiece-cakeshop-v-elenis---charge-and-statement-of-discrimination-filed-with-colorado-civil-rights-division-(2017-07-20).pdf?sfvrsn=c32ef34_8
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Declaration of Colorado Rep. Dave Williams Feb 18 2019
Trial Court
Exhibit of tweet from CCRC commissioner Jan 18 2019
Trial Court
Order denying motion to dismiss - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis Jan 04 2019
Trial Court
Motion for preliminary injunction - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis Oct 25 2018
Trial Court
Motion to dismiss - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis Oct 10 2018
Administrative Agency
Formal complaint of Colorado Civil Rights Commission - Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop Oct 10 2018
Trial Court
Complaint - Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Elenis Aug 14 2018
Administrative Agency
Probable cause determination issued by Colorado Civil Rights Division - Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop Jun 28 2018
Administrative Agency
Charge and statement of discrimination filed with Colorado Civil Rights Division - Scardina v. Masterpiece Cakeshop Jul 20 2017

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