The Supreme Court ruled in favor of baker Jack Phillips with a 7-2 decision after he refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in Colorado.
The high court said the ruling was impacted by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission showing a hostility to religion, which violated Phillips' First Amendment rights. However, the case did not decide whether or not a business can refuse service to gay or lesbian people.
The story became widely publicized in 2012 when Phillips refused service to a same-sex couple because of his religious beliefs.
Supreme Court rules narrowly for Colorado baker who wouldn't make same-sex wedding cake. https://t.co/ZSqp0u6qnA— The Associated Press (@AP) June 4, 2018
"There are a lot of questions that remain open after today's ruling."@kateashaw1 breaks down Supreme Court's narrow ruling in favor of Colorado baker who denied service to same-sex couple. https://t.co/dPbWEiZeRf pic.twitter.com/xbVgFfXRQL— ABC News (@ABC) June 4, 2018