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Embattled Cake Shop Owner Back In Court Over Discrimination Case

DENVER (CBS4) - A controversial case between a baker in Lakewood and the state of Colorado heads back to court on Tuesday. Jack Phillips says he won't make a cake for a Coloradan undergoing a gender transition.

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Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood (credit: CBS)

The same baker also refused to bake a cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.

Phillips is now suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission after it accused him of discrimination. Phillips maintains the state doesn't respect his religious beliefs.

Jack Phillips
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In June, the United States Supreme Court ruled the state was hostile toward Phillips' religious beliefs. However, the court did not rule on whether business owners can use religion to refuse service.

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On Monday, both sides were in court for a motion hearing.

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