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Baker Who Refused to Bake Wedding Cake for a Gay Couple Now Works in State With Country's First Openly Gay Governor
It was an historic win for Jared Polis in Colorado — where a wedding cake became a lightning rod.
In a historic win, Colorado voters elected an openly gay man as governor.
Jared Polis, a Democratic congressman from Boulder, is a major step forward for the state. The Denver Post reports:“‘With Jared Polis becoming the first out gay governor of a state, I have no doubt today, there are children and teenagers and young adults who are looking to him and saying, ‘I’m going to be my state’s governor one day,’ said Rea Carey, the executive director of the National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, a nonpartisan political nonprofit. ‘His win inspires others.’”
And this reminds us of something...
We can’t help but think about that Denver-based baker who refused to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. The case reached the U.S. Supreme Court. A little refresher: Back in June, the Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 ruling that Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cake cannot be forced to express a view that violated his religious beliefs.
In 2012, gay couple David Mullins and Charlie Craig had visited his bakery and requested a cake for a reception to celebrate their wedding. Philipps had replied, "I'm sorry, guys, I can't do that." In the end, he didn't have to.
But now Colorado has a governor who is focused on securing LGBTQ rights for the state. So who knows what the future may eventually hold for gay couples' wedding cakes.