Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission



Colorado Civil Rights Commission's acted with hostility and non-neutrality when evaluating baker's refusal to create a wedding cake for a same-sex couple; this violated the Free Exercise Clause.


584 US ___ (138 S.Ct. 1719)




Religious Tradition Involved

State/Territory of Origin

Clause (Free Exercise / Establishment / Both / Other)

Does it involve religious institution(s) or individual(s)

Local / State / Federal Legislation

Dissent Author(s)

Uphold / Overturn Penultimate Court

Penultimate court of appeals

Penultimate court opinion citation

Masterpiece Cakeshop , Inc. v. Colorado Civ. Rights Commn., 15SC738, 2016 WL 1645027 (Colo. Apr. 25, 2016) Craig v. Masterpiece Cakeshop, Inc., 370 P.3d 272 (Colo. App. 2015), rev'd sub nom. Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civ. Rights Commn., 138 S. Ct. 1719 (2018)

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