Colorado Christian baker loses appeal over transgender birthday cake

The Colorado baker who won a partial Supreme Court victory after refusing to make a gay couple’s wedding cake because of his Christian beliefs has lost an appeal in his latest legal fight.

The Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that baker Jack Phillips refusing to make the cake was not a violation of his First Amendment rights. 

The cake he and Masterpiece Cakeshop were asked to make was one with pink-and-blue frosting to celebrate a gender transition.

The Associated Press reports that the court said that the state law makes it illegal to refuse service based on characteristics such as race, religion or sexual orientation. 

A classic vanilla cupcake by Brooke Lark is licensed under Unsplash
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