Local Cake Shop Refuses to Bake for Gay Couple

ImageDave and Charlie are getting married this September– legally in the state of Massachusetts. They’re also planning a reception for friends and family in Denver shortly thereafter. They decided to go with a rainbow-layered wedding cake for the party…

but Lakewood’s Masterpiece Cakeshop refused to make the cake! Owner Jack Phillips stated that they don’t make cakes for “illegal” ceremonies such as a celebration of commitment between two men who love each other.

Currently an online petition is circulating in support of Dave and Charlie. The petition will be delivered to Phillips once it reaches its goal of 1000 signatures. Additionally, the store’s Yelp page has received a lot of comments in the past few days from both sides of the conflict.

Do you think the store had the right to refuse to serve Dave and Charlie because they are gay? Or should businesses be open to all customers no matter what?

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