Colorado Cakeshop Refuses To Bake A Wedding Cake For Gay Couple

Earlier this week, Dave Mullins and Charlie Craig headed to Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado to order their wedding cake. The couple — who will take their official vows in Massachusetts — wanted a Masterpiece cake for a celebration with family and friends in October. But after listening to their request for a rainbow-layered cake, bakery owner Jack Phillips turned away their business. Apparently, Masterpiece Cakeshop doesn’t make cakes for gay weddings, but avoided answering questions about the discrimination accusations: “We don’t want to talk about that, so you’ll just have to make something up.” The cakeshop once boasted stellar reviews on Yelp, but Phillips’ discrimination has had consequences now that the story has spread: the restaurant’s average currently stands at a measly 1.5 stars.

Steven Perlberg