Jack Phillips secures victory for freedom at the Supreme Court!
Jack Phillips has won his case at the U.S. Supreme Court and finally received the justice he deserves.
Jack serves all customers—he has ever since he opened Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado in 1993. While everyone is welcome at Jack’s cake shop, he can’t create every cake that’s asked of him. As an artist with deeply held beliefs, Jack declines to express messages or celebrate events that conflict with his Christian faith.
For more than 20 years, Jack has operated his business this way. He has declined cakes that celebrate divorce and Halloween, contain anti-American and adult themes, or denigrate people in any way. And when two men asked Jack to design a cake to celebrate their same-sex wedding, he politely declined. Despite the fact that Jack offered to sell the two men anything else in his shop, or to design them a cake for a different event, the couple picketed Masterpiece Cakeshop and sued Jack.
But the Constitution protects Jack’s freedom to live and work consistently with his faith without fear of unjust punishment from the government. The Supreme Court got it right by affirming this basic freedom in Jack’s case—Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
This is a big win—not just for Jack, but for every American who values freedom.